Tag: poverty

New Study Finds Parents’ Incarceration Has Major Impact on Kids

| April 25, 2016
New Study Finds Parents’ Incarceration Has Major Impact on Kids

The country’s “tough on crime” policies, with harsher prison sentences for offenders, have had a big impact on American families, including more than five million children whose parents are incarcerated…

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Speak Out for Arizona Children

| December 18, 2015
Speak Out for Arizona Children

We tell children all the time – dream big, work hard, and your dreams will come true someday. But without the basics like quality education, health care and security, “someday” never becomes a reality for too many Arizona children. Did you know that in Arizona: More than 1 in 4 children live in poverty; More […]

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ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

| August 3, 2015
ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

Effective June 8th, Arizona’s Child Care Administration (CCA) will be releasing all of the children on the waiting list and will be authorizing services for new applicants if the family’s income is at or below 110 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,815 a month for a family of 3).

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ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

| July 29, 2015
ALERT! Child Care Administration Releasing Wait List and Authorizing Services for NEW Applicants

Effective June 8th, Arizona’s Child Care Administration (CCA) will be releasing all of the children on the waiting list and will be authorizing services for new applicants if the family’s income is at or below 110 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,815 a month for a family of 3).

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High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

| July 27, 2015
High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

A nationwide study released by KidsCount ranked Arizona 46th for the well-being of children, the same rank it received last year. In Coconino County, about 28 percent of children live in poverty, slightly higher than the state rate of 26 percent, according to the study.

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How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

| June 29, 2015
How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

A growing body of research shows that the stress of growing up in poverty can have long-term effects on children’s brains and cognitive development. How can so-called “toxic stress” be prevented?PBS NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports in this latest story from the continuing public media series “Chasing the Dream.” Thompson is currently a fellow with the […]

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Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

| April 24, 2015
Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund Stuck Outside the Poor Door More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only one in 1,600 will win the lottery to live there. Some months ago a New York developer made […]

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Beyond Education Wars – NYTimes Op Ed

| April 24, 2015
Beyond Education Wars – NYTimes Op Ed

“…..But in Oklahoma, I once met two little girls, ages 3 and 4, whose great-grandmother had her first child at 13, whose grandmother had her first at 15, whose mom had her first at 13 and now has four children by three fathers. These two little girls will break that cycle, I’m betting, because they […]

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New Arizona Data

| September 24, 2014
New Arizona Data

New data released last week from the Census Bureau shows that more than one in every four children in Arizona – more than 400,000 children – live in poverty. The number of poor children in the state is higher than the population of Scottsdale and Tempe combined. This is the 10th highest child poverty rate in […]

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The Way to Beat Poverty

| September 17, 2014
The Way to Beat Poverty

By NICHOLAS KRISTOF and SHERYL WuDUNN SEPT. 12, 2014 AS our children were growing up, one of their playmates was a girl named Jessica. Our kids would disappear with Jessica to make forts, build a treehouse and share dreams. We were always concerned because — there’s no polite way to say this — Jessica was […]

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