Severe poverty affects children’s brain development, study finds

The Toronto Star – Guy Boulton “A six-year study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added to the mounting evidence that growing up in severe poverty affects how children’s brains develop, potentially putting them at a lifelong...

We Are Measuring Childhood Poverty Wrong

Time – Stephanie Clintonia Boddie “Poverty’s grip on America’s black children has proven strong, as they continue to have the highest poverty rates with no relief in sight, according to a recent Pew Research analysis of Census Bureau data. But there is...

Born into poverty: Rural Hispanic children face huge obstacles

USA Today – Teresa Wiltz “Today, one in four babies born in the U.S. is Hispanic. Increasingly they are being born into immigrant families who’ve bypassed the cities — the traditional pathway for immigrants — for rural America. Hispanic babies born...

Poorest pupils ‘should start school aged two’

BBC – Hannah Richardson “The poorest children should be taught in primary schools from the age of two, Ofsted’s chief inspector has said. Sir Michael Wilshaw said school-based age-appropriate education could help them catch up with their more...