With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination. For the first time in 13 years, the Department now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally [...]
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The story is all too common. After months of fighting, it looks like you have finally overcome your breast cancer diagnosis. All that is left is for some follow-up treatments and to return to work. To your surprise, after having fought off breast cancer, you now find yourself in a fight with your employer over [...]
Earlier this week, when talking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared that he is “tired of hearing about the minimum wage.” Christie went on to say, “I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am. I don’t think there’s a mother [...]
This post originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. We cannot separate support for domestic violence survivors from support for a robust safety net. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Since the [...]
Tweetchat Teaching Gardens were designed by the American Heart Association to encourage children. Participating children are fascinated by the gardening process! Unbeknowst to them, they are learning healthy nutrition & learning through school based gardening to connect with healthy foods that help to combat childhood obesity. Nearly one in three children and adolescents in [...]
Parents across the country are stocking up on this year’s hottest costumes for their little ghouls, goblins, and princesses, but some costumes may contain hidden toxic chemicals harmful to our children’s health. I wish I were tricking you. A new study released today by HealthyStuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, [...]
When I need to buy something, be that my bed sheets or a new phone, I comb through online customer reviews to help me determine what I want to buy. So why not do the same with health coverage? The second health coverage enrollment period is starting on November 15th! That is less than one [...]
This post, authored by Carol Burnett, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Quality, affordable childcare is essential to helping low-income working families gain economic security. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! [...]