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August 19, 2011
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The Wallace Foundation
Providence's citywide after-school effort, known as the AfterZone, produced educational benefits for students who attended the programs — including improved school attendance and attitudes — according to one of the first rigorous evaluations of a citywide after-school initiative.
August 17, 2011
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Half in Ten
With this article and video, learn more about what cuts to the special supplemental nutrition  program for women, infants, and children (WIC) could mean for those who depend on it.
August 16, 2011
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Food Research Action Center (FRAC)
Nearly one in four U.S. households with children struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010, according to a new report (pdf) released by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).
August 12, 2011
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Kaiser Health News
In this Kaiser Health News round-up, the week's news looks at the formation of the debt "super" committee, and new news on medical devices.
August 11, 2011
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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Julia Isaacs of the Brookings Institution contends that better poverty data is highlighting the effectiveness of programs that help the working poor and unemployed.
August 10, 2011
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Fair Elections Legal Network
Just after the launch of a citizen’s veto campaign in Maine to stand up for the long-standing state practice of Election Day registration, Maine’s Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster pushed for investigation into the voting records of several hundred students under the claim that they “may have committed voter fraud.”   According to Webster, out-of-st
July 28, 2011
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Education Trust
The movement for all kids to do the work that it takes to graduate from high school ready for college and career is gathering momentum. Slashing Pell now would be a cruel trick to play on the millions of students who work hard and play by the rules, only to run head first into the enormous barrier of college affordability.
July 28, 2011
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American Camp Association
Volunteers and professionals in the camp and youth service industries are looking for high-quality professional development opportunities. Let them know about your training opportunities by applying for educational endorsement from the American Camp Association® (ACA)!
July 26, 2011
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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
This blog post highlights recent research on the “school-to-prison” pipeline and the effects school discipline can have on a student’s life opportunities.
July 25, 2011
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All Education Matters
Cryn Johannsen reports on the recent lawsuit against for-profit college Kaplan University.