As Pennsylvania districts finalize plans for how to reopen schools amid rising coronavirus case counts, Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that officials have few good options for how to safely return students to the classroom.
Just as we finally may be coming to grips with the racial bias that permeates every aspect of American life, and how that harms families of color, along come some federal auditors proposing to double down on a system that wreaks havoc on thousands of children who are overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately nonwhite.
Over the course of their childhood, a staggering 53% of Black children will be investigated by CPS. Once in foster care, some research indicates Black children are less likely than white children to be placed with their kin or ever returned to their families.
Foster children have enormous challenges even in the best of times. The coronavirus pandemic threatens them with even greater turmoil, isolating them from adult supervisors and friends and making it harder to move on to new lives — either with biological or adoptive families, or as newly independent adults.
The 2020 edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows Pennsylvania ranks 20th for overall child well-being. The report is a comprehensive national reviews of child well-being and uses 16 indicators across four domains to rank each state: economic well-being, education, family and community, and health. For […]