Education

New Bills Would Add $520 Million to Support Older Foster Youth

House leadership on child welfare introduced two bills that would increase funds for older foster youth. These bills would also help states prevent teens and young adults from aging out of…

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Pitt & Philly Public Schools Provide Grading and Access Updates

Remote learning programs for students in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia school districts have made district officials evaluate the way students will be graded, as many do not have access to the…

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Toxic Stress in Children: What It Does and How to Mitigate It

Feeling stressed has become a more frequent expression as we are challenged more every day by the impact and implications of COVID-19. Stress is always present in our lives, and in…

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Instruction, Policy & Practice in the Evolving Field of Social Work

The ever-evolving field of social work is rooted in the historical context of its early pioneers’ philanthropic efforts. Since the first social work class offered at Columbia University in 1898, trained social…

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Free Meals, Safe Spaces and Free Educational Activities for Children During School Closures

While schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, families can still ensure their children are eating well and staying busy, as sites in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are offering free meals…

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How Head Start Addresses the Impact of Trauma on Children

In a new video, Head Start Director Dr. Deborah Bergeron and social-science analyst Dr. Sangeeta Parikshak discuss how they address the impact of trauma on children, as well as how…

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The History of Social Work

The first social work class was held at Columbia University in 1898 to ensure that people in need were able to attain the necessary skills to break free from poverty…

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Show Children the Beauty of Their Skin

Elmo and Lupita Nyong’o talk about the beauty and function of human skin, because it comes in all different textures and shades. In fact, beauty comes in all shades, too….

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The Freedom of Literacy: Investing in the Futures of African-American Children Through Early Childhood Literacy and Education

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass The academic-achievement gap for African-American students, families and communities is a pervasive issue in the United States, ultimately…

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Importance of HBCUs in Black Lives and Black History

ASCI Intake Supervisor Levelle Alexander and Billing Specialist Aayesha Bell tag-team the discussion on why historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are so important to them and to our young…

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