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By Zachary Green, Pavni Mittal
In the study, 400 low-income mothers of infants were given cash payments of $333 a month. Another 600 mothers received $20 a month. Researchers found that infants in the higher cash group displayed more fast-paced brain activity than those in…
By Zachary Green
Congress failed to extend funding for the credit, and these families reflected on how the payments shaped their lives amid COVID-driven economic uncertainty and how they are getting by now.
By Laura Santhanam
The expansion of the child tax credit, along with other measures, will cut childhood poverty in half this year, according to an analysis done by the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
The popularity of social-emotional learning has given rise to concerns about low-quality curricula entering schools. But in Bristol, Virginia, a school is seeing academic success by focusing on students’ emotional well-being.
By Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
By Sonia Pérez D., Associated Press
After hearing the rumors, Agustin Gomez thought he should take advantage of "the opportunity" to fulfill his son's dreams. He grabbed a few changes of clothing, bought the boy new shoes and left with what money he had, the boy's…
By PBS NewsHour
Child poverty is worse now than it was before the Great Recession, despite strides toward economic recovery. That's according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found that rates were most severe for African-American and Native…
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