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Republican unveils worst school idea ever: Make poor kids clean floors

By Jim Newell Rep. Jack Kingston seems to be the least crazy of the various House Republicans running to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia. Why? Ha, I don’t really know; he got into some sort of fight with … Continue reading

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The Most Likely Place a Child Will Be Killed by a Gun? Home.

By Mark Follman In testimony given a few weeks after the mass shooting in Newtown, gun rights lobbyist Gayle Trotter emphasized to US senators that the best way for women to keep themselves and their children safe was to be … Continue reading

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At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown

By Mark Follman You’ve heard this story before, the one that played out again the week of Thanksgiving—this time in Lakeland, Florida—where 2-year-old Taj Ayesh got his little hands on his father’s loaded pistol, pulled the trigger, and crumpled to the ground. … Continue reading

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Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults

By Nancy Shute Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren’t part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. They’re also more likely to have financial problems, including difficulty … Continue reading

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How Schools Have Become Dead Zones of the Imagination

By Henry A. Giroux “Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility … Continue reading

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Sequestration Kicks More Than 57,000 Children Out Of Head Start

By Bryce Covert Head Start programs will eliminate services for 57,265 children in the coming school year thanks to sequestration’s automatic, across-the-board spending cuts, according to new government data collected from individual programs. California, Texas, and New York will cut the … Continue reading

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Ring the school bell year-round

By Esther J. Cepeda It’s mid-August and parents across the country are breathing a sigh of relief that their tours of duty as surrogate educators finally will end. It’s a burden that many parents bear because they know that the … Continue reading

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Justice Department Sues Florida Over Disabled Kids in Nursing Homes

By Mother Jones The Justice Department Monday sued the state of Florida over its longstanding practice of housing medically fragile and disabled children in geriatric nursing homes, alleging that the state is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The … Continue reading

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A Quiet American Epidemic

By Marian Wright Edelman Thirteen-year-old Michael Graham, an eighth grader at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Brewster, New York, was popular with his classmates and played football, basketball, and lacrosse. But this year on January 14th, Michael committed suicide … Continue reading

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The President’s Early Learning Proposal

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