Bureau of Appeals Says Berks Detention Center License Should be Reinstated—Tell the Governor to #ShutDownBerks

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Last week we got word that the Bureau of Appeals decided that because the PA DHS had licensed the Berks Detention Center for many years, and the County spent money to expand, … Continued

The #BerksKids Don’t Belong in Detention—Take Action

From Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnestyusa.org): The Berks County Residential Center is just one of the family detention centers that still exists in this country. It’s also “home” for Antonio, Carlos, Josue, and Michael, four children – all under five years … Continued

Education Advocates Call Charter-School Reform Bill Flawed

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-04-25/education/education-advocates-call-charter-school-reform-bill-flawed/a57419-2 April 25, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA)Play Audio in Browser Window House Bill 97 continues a financial incentive for charters to underserve severely disabled children. (amslerPIX/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Legislation to reform charter schools … Continued

The Health Care Debate Back on in Washington—Protect Children

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): With your amazing support, we stopped damaging action by Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and make negative changes to Medicaid in late March, but late breaking information indicates that the … Continued

Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/04/14/strong-foundations-the-economic-futures-of-kids-and-communities/#.WPYP5_krIdU By Lecia Imbery April 14, 2017  “Our young people are the future, and we all want them to have the support they need for successful and fulfilling lives. As a central banker, I recognize the benefits to the broader … Continued

We Must Have Missed the Memo (on pre-k investments)

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2017/april/guest-blogger-we-must-have-missed-memo Apr 10, 2017 11:55 am | Guest Blogger by Jin David Kim, Communications Director, PCCY Some state representatives, siding with the research and the will of the people they represent, have boarded the quality pre-k train only … Continued

Philadelphia’s School District Finds Creative Ways to Ensure Kids Eat Breakfast

Posted at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/education/102125-philadelphias-school-district-finds-creative-ways-to-ensure-kids-eat-breakfast Newsworks.org, March 12, 2017 Since moving school breakfast into the classroom, Philadelphia’s H.A. Brown School has seen participation increase from 30 percent of students to more than 70 percent of students. Wayne Grasela, the school district’s senior … Continued

The Separate, Unequal Education of Students with Special Needs

The Hechinger Report “Children … all over the country – with diagnoses including ADHD, bipolar disorder and, increasingly, autism … are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that … Continued

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