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July 22, 2014

Report: Slow Gains Made in Children's Well-Being Despite Economic Downturn

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count data book finds improvement on 10 of 16 indicators, but racial gaps remain and poverty is on the rise.

July 06, 2014

Close the Reading Gap: Partner With a Pediatrician

A door is opening for us. The pediatricians are ready to help. 62,000 of them belong to this organization that has decided to encourage reading to young children. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed; increasingly, children need their health care providers and educators to be working together.

June 13, 2014

Unmarried with Children: Fatherhood in the Inner City

A pair of Johns Hopkins researchers explore why low-income men father children outside of marriage.

June 12, 2014

Community Eligibility Deadline Extended to August 31

Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.

June 05, 2014

What's Good for Rich Kids Is Good for Poor Ones, Too

Meier: It is galling when rich people in the ed policy field tell me that class size doesn't matter-and pay a lot to send their kids to schools with half as many students per class as urban schools.

June 03, 2014

Reform for Other People's Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.

May 29, 2014

Latest 'Condition of Education' Report Finds Rising Poverty, Pre-K Enrollment

The 2014 edition of the annual report also notes that individuals with a bachelor's degree earned more than twice as much as high school dropouts.

May 29, 2014

Educators Discuss College Access for Inner-City Students (Part II)

BookMarks interviews Joshua Steckel and Beth Zasloff, authors of Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty (The New Press, 2014).

May 29, 2014

'Urban' Schools and Other Euphemisms

Meier: It's amazing the lengths to which we will go to avoid the questions that surround poverty and segregation, and how useful instead it has been to focus our animosity on schools.

May 27, 2014

Urban, Rural Schools Connected by Inequality

Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.

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