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No soap, radio!

October 10, 2019 Published by

When, on the contrary, all the citizens are independent of one another, and each of them is individually weak, no one is seen to exert a great, or still less a lasting power, over the community. At first sight, individuals appear to be absolutely devoid of any influence over it;…

Called to the principal’s office…for praise

October 8, 2019 Published by

At McEachern High School in Cobb County School District in Georgia, Assistant Principal Dan Torrenti handles the discipline referrals. Until a few years ago, if you had to go to Torrenti’s office, you knew you were in trouble. That’s why Naomi Montez, a McEachern student, was surprised when Torrenti started…

Lowest federal spending on kids since 2007

October 3, 2019 Published by

Last year’s portion of the federal budget that was spent on children hit a 12-year low, rivaling numbers we haven’t seen since 2007. Just 9.2% of federal spending was for programs like early education, food stamps, and help for children with disabilities. Worse yet, spending is projected to decline further…

The research isn’t boring!

September 26, 2019 Published by

Research evidence supporting Getting Ahead Beth Wahler and Phil DeVol We know many of you have witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of Getting Ahead in the lives of investigators and your communities, and you look forward to the day when Getting Ahead is considered evidence-based by scholars. The goal of this…

Standing against the winds of chaos and failure

September 24, 2019 Published by

Sitting on the windowsill of my mother’s low-income apartment, I prayed my father would not fail to show up again. Tears poured down my cheeks. Confusion and anger set in, starting decades of chaos. How did I fail my father? What could I do to gain his love? It took…

Coaching for life stabilization

September 20, 2019 Published by

Making your way out of poverty not only requires determination, but also a lot of meaningful support to stabilize your life for long-term success. A fundamental component of Peterborough Social Services is the provision of case management and coaching. Life stabilization coaching is used to support participants who are pursuing…

What is Ruby reading?

September 18, 2019 Published by

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles by Bruce Lipton Bruce Lipton is a quantum biologist, and his research has been done with stem cells. He looks at how environments shape cells. In his original research he put the same cells in different Petri dishes…