HARRISBURG, Pa. — As students gear up for getting back to school, Pennsylvania childrens’ advocates are asking parents to ensure kids are up-to-date on routine immunizations and annual well-child visits. Pennsylvania Partnerships For Children, with the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has released guidance to keep kids safe and healthy this school year.
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., on Friday introduced the bipartisan READ Act with Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). More than 30 million adults in the United States cannot read or write above a third-grade level.
Pennsylvania has seen a sharp decline in reports of child abuse and neglect over the last year, and some advocates see that as a sign of trouble. Experts say they have no doubt child abuse is still occurring. But many children haven’t been in classrooms as often — or at all — due to the […]