To Cancel, or Not to Cancel? The Odd Formula for Shuttering Schools in Frozen Temps

Given the frozen temperatures and threats of sub-zero wind chills forecast for the balance of the week, the hard decisions are on schools about whether to shut down to save children, faculty and staff from braving the conditions or getting stuck in unsafe conditions. On January 7, Chicago Public Schools, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and

Social Safety Nets Stemmed Worst of Great Recession but Kids Remain in Need

Nearly six years after the Great Recession, social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid have blunted the economy’s impact on children and families. But according to a recent report, a “slow and uneven” economic recovery means many low-income children are still in need. A report released Tuesday by First Focus Campaign for Children,