Tag: Children

War on Poverty: Child Well-Being 50 Years Later

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his State of the Union Address. Fifty years later, how have American children fared? Fair Start: Rich Get Richer While Working Families Struggle • In 2012, child poverty was 5 percent lower than in 1964 but 64 percent higher than the lowest recorded level…
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Highest Number on Record of Homeless School Children

According to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education, 1,168,354 homeless students were enrolled during the 2011-2012 school year. 14% of those are children with disabilities. This is the highest number on record, and a 10% increase over the 2010-2011 school year. The number of homeless children in public schools in the United…
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WIC – Women Infants and Children Nutrition Assistance

WIC – Women, Infants, and Children – provides services to new and expecting mothers and children up to age 5. WIC provides services to nutritionally at-risk persons who meet the income guidelines for their family size, including: Pregnant women (throughout pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth or pregnancy ends) Breastfeeding women (up to…
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Children in Poverty a Priority to WV Legislature?

On February 13, the first day of the 2013 Legislative Session, Resolution 6 was adopted creating a Select Committee on Children and Poverty and the Governor announced there would be no cuts to child care funding. We are interested to see how many if any parents of children in poverty will be appointed to this…
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