Politics

Obama Announcing $1B for Early Childhood Education

JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is following up on his promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing a $1 billion public-private investment in programs for the nation’s youngest learners. The president is Read More

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National

Black Children Among the Nation’s Poorest

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the American economy stumbles through an uneven  economic recovery, Black children continue to suffer record levels of poverty, including 1 in 4 Black children under 5 years of age that live in extreme poverty, Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch Column: Ready for School?

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Is your child ready to start school? For parents and children trying hard to enjoy at least a few weeks more of downtime before beginning back to school shopping and school year routines all over again, the answer is Read More