November 24, 2017

Child poverty on rise

child poverty

Child poverty rates in the U.S. are on the rise, but health and education trends are showing improvements—including teen pregnancy reaching a historic low, according to the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Read more  

Boys more likely than girls to be born early

Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world’s newborns. Read more

Child obesity rates decline

Obesity rates among preschoolers are falling in many states for the first time in decades, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Read more

Drive-In Movies Make a Comeback

drive in movies

Lying in the back of our station wagon in our footed pajamas, my sisters and I stretched out comfortably to watch the latest kids’ flick back in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the drive-in.  And now new families are seeking out this experience for this generation of young viewers as it’s being reported… Read more

Gang Violence Surges Even With All Other Violent Crimes Down Across U.S.

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“At a time when most cities are experiencing their lowest levels of violent crime in a quarter of century, gang activity remains a potent problem,” concluded an April report released by the National Gang Center. James “Buddy” Howell, a senior research associate at the gang center, said gangs have become so “entrenched” in some of… Read more

In Sierra Leone, New Hope for Children and Pregnant Women

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Read what steps have been taken to cut into mortality rates for pregnant women and deaths from malaria for small children in Sierra Leone at The NY Times.