Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children-s Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind mission is to ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start and a moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information go to http://www.childrensdefense.org.
Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. He recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools’ National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change. His first book, All Souls:
This column is not about the recent story making headlines in New York City on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to lift a ban on pet ferrets.
A perennial favorite science project from preschool on up is the “seed experiment.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year.
"Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a White mother’s son – we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens." – Ella Baker
Women’s History Month is a reminder that in every major American social reform movement, women have always played a critical role
The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot and kill an unarmed Black teenager he thought seemed “bad.”
We’re used to making a big fuss over children’s birthdays, but this week child advocates and families across the country are celebrating the Children’s Health Insurance Program on the fifth anniversary of its reauthorization.
Jaime Gordillo Villa, age 9, was born in the United States and is a good student who has gotten awards for both good grades and behavior. He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up to help immigrants and others who need help. He says he doesn’t want people to suffer for things they didn’t do.
Since the government was forced to shut down on Oct. 1, one of the most common refrains has been that some members of Congress are acting like children – or, more accurately, worse than most children