85 Pre-K Providers Apply to Expand Quality Pre-K in Philadelphia

In June of 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE) requested applications from pre-K providers who are interested in partnering with the City to create 2,000 affordable, quality pre-K seats in January 2017. Applications closed in early August, with
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Pastors Network Alerting Residents About Two Dangerous Bathroom Bills

The Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) is alerting residents about two dangerous and disturbing “bathroom bills” in the Keystone State—HB1510 in the House and its sister bill, SB974, in the Senate. According to the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), the bills are among Gov. Tom Wolf’s (more...)

Attorney General Kane Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Same Sex Marriage

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage: “Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision affirming the legality of same sex marriage is a victory not only for same sex couples, their families and children, but affirms the rights of (more...)

Is Your Teen Ready for a Summer Job?

By Jason Alderman For many teens, there's nothing more exciting than receiving the first paycheck from a summer job – a sure-fire ticket to fun and freedom. It's also a great opportunity for parents to encourage proper money management. Parents or guardians need to do some necessary paperwork first. Working teens will (more...)

Special Needs Children & Their Families In Tacking Special Bullying Challenges

Available NOW at www.drjoannewhite.com Take a look at the bullying epidemic among children and then magnify it two to three times. That’s the challenge facing children with special needs and their parents. And it’s the special challenge that Dr. Jo Anne White expertly tackles in her 13th (more...)

Summer Shouldn’t Mean Hunger for Our Nation’s Children

By Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch.  Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children (more...)

September is Baby Safety Month!

Baby Safety Month 2013 Focuses on Sustainable Living and Features a Daily Product Giveaway September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This September, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on sustainable living and green alternatives through our theme, Green is the New Pink (more...)

Education Key to Prosperous Lives

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Data on student learning gathered by aid workers in partner countries is helping the United States develop effective local strategies to teach reading to 100 million children by 2015, says the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development. “Instead of measuring our success by (more...)

Turning The Tide On Childhood Obesity

Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright (more...)

American Parents Fighting To Adopt Son From Russia

  • Parents Mil and Dianna Wallen and film director Sarah McCarthy join together for campaign to free 300+ children stuck in limbo after Russian authorities signed law earlier this year banning American families from adopting Russian children;
  • Mil and Dianna Wallen were in the process of adopting their son, Max, when
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Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Prevent Allergy Deaths in Schools

Legislation would require schools to stock epinephrine to treat reactions to food allergies Pennsylvania Sen. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny/Washington, today introduced legislation that would require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, in a secure location to be used by designated personnel to treat (more...)

Annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Event

The City of Philadelphia hosted dozens of college and career-bound youths at a kick-off event in City Hall today as part of the 11th annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day, a nationally observed day of mentoring, is coordinated locally by (more...)

Midland City, Alabama: Boy Saved, Kidnapper Dead

65-year-old Jimmy Dykes kidnapped a 5-year-old boy last Tuesday after abducting him from a school bus. When the driver, Charles Albert Poland, blocked the bus aisle with his arm, witnesses said Dykes fired four shots, killing him. During last 6 days he had been keeping Ethan in (more...)

Why Do Americans Adopt Children from Abroad?

By Dr. Patrick W. Mason This essay is excerpted from the Living Book You Asked. The reasons Americans continue to adopt children around the world are likely as diverse as the families who adopt. Each family has its own story. While no formal studies have examined this question, (more...)

The Christmas Tradition in America

By Michael Friedman Staff Writer Christmas, celebrated by most Christians on December 25, commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Americans, like many of the world’s peoples, have developed their own Christmas traditions and observances, and these have changed greatly over time. Today, most Americans blend religious and (more...)

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