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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Report finds wide racial disparity in U.S. children’s well-being

Reuters – Victoria Cavaliere

“African-American children’s poverty, poor housing and lack of access to education pose a national crisis, said a report released Tuesday that found a wide gap in well-being among U.S. children of different races.”(more)

Monday, March 24, 2014

More children now in poverty than during the recession, according to 2014 Kids Count

Chalk Beat – Kate Schimel

“More children are living in poverty than during the 2008 recession, and that number is growing.”(more)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program

The L.A. Times – Teresa Watanabe

“Arne Duncan visits the Hollywood FamilySource Center, which provides students in high poverty areas with the support and enrichment offered to their more affluent peers.”(more)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Our View: Good early education can break the cycle of poverty

RR Star – Staff Writer

“Early education is a vehicle to enable disadvantaged children to catch up to their peers and, unfortunately, this area has more than its fair share of disadvantaged children.”(more)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Disadvantaged kids left behind by education system: report

The Sydney Morning Herald – Staff Writer

“The educational outlook for both poor and indigenous students in Australia is bleak, with wide gaps in equity persisting for more than 15 years.”(more)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Poverty and the Education Opportunity Gap: Will the SOTU Step Up?

The Huffington Post – Kevin Welner

“Tuesday’s State of the Union address will apparently focus on issues of wealth inequality in the United States. The impact of poverty is extremely important for issues such as housing, nutrition, health and safety. Additionally, education researchers like me have been hollering from the rooftops, hoping policymakers and others will understand that poverty is the biggest impediment to children’s academic success.”(more)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Analysis Points to Growth in Per-Pupil Spending—and Disparities

Education Week – Andrew Ujifusa and Michele McNeil

“In the 50 years since the War on Poverty began, school spending has skyrocketed, but so have disparities in how much states dedicate to K-12 education.”(more)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

Education Week – Peter DeWitt

“Critical issues are those issues that are important to education. They are the barriers that get in the way, or the important elements that we need to focus on in order to move forward and offer better opportunities to our students.”(more)

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Heckman Equation: Early Childhood Education Benefits All

Bloomberg Businessweek – Brendan Greeley

“Focused, personal attention paid to the young children of poor families isn’t some warm, fuzzy notion, he argues. It’s a hard-nosed investment that pays off in lower social welfare costs, decreased crime rates, and increased tax revenue.”(more)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Obesity Rates Growing Faster In Poorer Countries Than In Richer Ones, Says Study

The Huffington Post – Robin Wilkey

“While obesity rates are climbing around the world, they are climbing faster in developing countries than in wealthy ones, researchers from the Overseas Development Institute revealed on Friday.”(more)