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Eileen DiNino: Sentenced to Death for Being Poor

Eileen DiNino, a 55 year old mother of 7 was found dead in a jail cell in Berks County, PA.  Ms. DiNino was serving a 2 day sentence for failure to pay $2,000 in fines for truancy. Did something happen? Was she scared to death?” said District Judge Dean R. Patton, who reluctantly sent DiNino…
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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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Our Children Our Future

DAWG joins with over 80 other organizations throughout the state of West Virginia in a coalition to raise WV children out of poverty. The WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition spearheads the West Virginia Campaign to Raise Children Out of Poverty. The Facts Thirty percent (30%) of West Virginia boys and girls under age 6 live in…
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WV Safe Schools Helpline

Is your child being harassed by a student or teacher? Is your friend planning on taking a gun to school? Is your child’s teacher under the influence of alcohol? Do you know a student who is selling drugs at school? If so then you need to call 1-866-SAFEWVA  (1-866-723-3982) The Safe School Helpline is a…
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