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More than 1 in 5 U.S. children poor, Census says

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of children in the United States considered poor rose by 1 million in 2010, the U.S.
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Protecting the Child Tax Credit as fiscal cliff looms near

Protecting the Child Tax Credit as fiscal cliff looms near | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
A crucial safety net for low- and moderate-income families is jeopardized as the nation hurtles towards the fiscal cliff, Maag writes.
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How Best to Lift People Out of Poverty

How Best to Lift People Out of Poverty | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Readers react to an Op-Ed essay criticizing current efforts to help the poor.
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Child poverty approach concern

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The children's commissioner voices further concerns over the Welsh government's approach to child poverty.
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Wen Shi's comment, January 27, 8:45 PM
It is true that many children around the world live in poverty. They do not have enough food, nutrient, or clothes. Many of them can not have education. Without proper education, they do not have enough skills to work; they may have lots of children as they are lacking of scientific knowledge, etc. That is the main cause why they are still in poverty after growing up.
Huang Ziqian's comment, January 27, 8:45 PM
I agree with Jesslyn's insight. If a child grows up in a poor family, the nutritions the family can provide the child is not enough. When a child reaches the age for school, the family is unable to let him or her receive good education either. After the child grows up, there is a highly chance that he or her will not be able to get a job. These poor people would still be living in poverty. That hinders the development of the country, as well.'
Wen Shi's comment, January 28, 6:29 AM
So that's why other charity organisations and the government are doing work on this and hopefully change their circumstances. These organisations or programs provide children who cannot afford to go to school to have proper education, enough food and nutrients. They are hoping to change their lives. However, the toughest task is on them, the children who are in poverty. They need to be positive and strong-minded to challenge themselves and be a great figher who fights against poverty. It's them who can do the most to help themselves out.
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Census: Most Schenectady kids live in poverty

Census: Most Schenectady kids live in poverty | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
[...] celebration over State Street's success, along with General Electric Co.'s renewed commitment to its birthplace with 350 jobs at its new battery plant, overlooks a harsher reality — that life is getting worse for Schenectady's poor only a few...
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Chicago's growing racial gap in child poverty

Chicago's growing racial gap in child poverty | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
In Chicago, the poverty rate for black kids is more than five times the rate for white kids. And the gap is growing.
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Use Best Practices and Tips To Create A Hypothesis for Testing and Measuring

Use Best Practices and Tips To Create A Hypothesis for Testing and Measuring | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it

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I'm a fan of buffapp, especially to schedule my tweets.    They've now added analytics to their features.  

 

The Twitter analytics include: 

All clicks, retweets, mentions, reach and favorites that you will receive.

http://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-facebook-linkedin-analytics

 

 

But metrics alone won't due any good unless you make sense of the data and create actionable insights.  Too often we skip this part, going right to the tips (which are great and useful) but if you combine best practices with measurement you'll get even better results.

 

Here's an example.   Using this article as a jumping off point, "The Five Tweets That Nonprofits Tweet That Get Retweeted The Most:


http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/five-types-of-nonprofit-tweets-guaranteed-to-get-retweeted/

 


This post shares some observations about five different types of tweets that most often get retweeted by nonprofits.    This analysis is based on looking at the Twitter stream, picking out the most Retweeted Tweets, and doing a content analysis

 

        However, at least 10 times a day I go to my “Home” view and scan through hundreds of tweets hoping to find new nonprofits to retweet or list, but the honest truth is that the majority of tweets (from those 120,000+ nonprofits) in my “Home” view are un-retweetable. They are loaded with marketing pitches and often have punctuation and grammar errors, messy formatting, and one too many hashtags. These are the characteristics of tweets that I know my followers have no interest in seeing me retweet. I know because I study which tweets get retweeted – and which don’t.

 

Here they are:

 

1) Powerful stats that speak to your mission and programs
2) Quotes that inspire social good.

3) Well-formatted, easy to read factual tweets.

4) Position statements spoken with clarity and conviction.

5) Tweets that tap into the #BreakingNews cycle

 

So before you go wild .. think about how you might test some of these assumptions with your audience to see if they reasonate.  Perhaps as you are composing your brand tweets for the week, you can identify types and compare to others.  See if it works with you and rinse and repeat. 

 


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Taxes, Poverty and Political Debates | The Tax Justice Digest

Census data released today shows that while the national poverty rate remained unchanged in 2011, record numbers of Americans are still living in poverty and median income dropped by 1.5 percent, making income supports for the working poor even...
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When Those Who Have Nothing Give Back

When Those Who Have Nothing Give Back | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Soon, people all around the country will learn what we at Covenant House have known for 40 years -- that our kids are good kids, despite all the efforts of abusive parents, negligent institutions, and crushing poverty to turn them bitter.
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Welfare, Work and America’s Governors | The White House

Welfare, Work and America’s Governors | The White House | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri explains how the Administration's actions on welfare were directly in line with those requested by former Governor Tim Pawlenty and other Republican governors.
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Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report

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The "Kids Count" report, one of the most widely cited surveys of how children are faring in the United States, hasn't offered much good news in recent years, and this year's edition, released on Wednesday, offered few surprises.
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US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.

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Cutting child nutrition is wrong way to solve budget crisis

Cutting child nutrition is wrong way to solve budget crisis | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) feeds hungry kids.
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'Not A Snowball's Chance In Hell' Of Hitting Child Poverty Targets

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There is not a "snowball's chance in hell" that the UK will eradicate child poverty by 2020, a government adviser said today. It is time to "come clean" and publicly admit the target will be missed, according to Alan Milburn.
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Why child poverty concerns us all

Why child poverty concerns us all | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it

Throughout the nation, one in five children live in poverty. In Kentucky, that increases to one in four. That means more than 25% of Kentucky children live in families earning less than $22,350 a year for a family of four. Children growing up in poverty are more likely to face childhood health and behavioral problems and are more likely to face education challenges. They are also more likely to end up poor as adults, creating an unending cycle of poverty in the Commonwealth. Children are our future leaders. Our future doctors, teachers, small business owners, soldiers, policymakers, judges, nurses, police officers… etc. If we don’t help kids grow up safe, healthy, and ready to succeed now – we are jeopardizing the future of our communities, our Commonwealth, and our nation.

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Tan Teck Ling's curator insight, February 1, 2013 2:35 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder routines. 

From what i read in the article, i learnt that one out of five children in the world live in poverty, and they would mostly face childhood problems, behavioral problems or education problems. They also have a high chance of becoming a poor adult and it will cause the same thing to happen to their children, causing the cycle to become never ending.
I think that it would be near impossible to get every child out of poverty as there are many people in the world who thinks only about themselves, and would not give a hand to those in need.
I wonder what the writer would do himself to help out the children in need, would he donate money, or would he just say his concerns and nothing else. 

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Analysis: 47 percent lament belies Republican tax credit support

Analysis: 47 percent lament belies Republican tax credit support | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney has distanced himself from his remarks lamenting the nearly 47 percent of Americans who do not owe federal income taxes, but his fellow Republicans helped engineer the...
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Candidates' Views On Poverty Get Little Attention : NPR

Candidates' Views On Poverty Get Little Attention : NPR | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Neither President Obama nor Republican Mitt Romney has focused much attention on the poor. They've talked about creating jobs and opportunity, but mostly for the middle class.
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Child poverty numbers cause concern

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The Kansas Department of Labor's recently released 2012 Kansas Economic Report devotes two of its 59 pages to "Kansas Poverty."
Within those two pages, which come at the tail end of the report, are numbers that child advocates and Gov.
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Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:56 AM

From this, i can infer some of the causes of child poverty and the impact that it has on all of us. It is a serious issue and it is constantly rising. Some of the reasons are due to the lack of income of the family, when this happens, children in poverty is likely to have access to nutrition and early-childhood education. This is an important point as this will stunt development at a time when their brains should be forming the foundation. I feel very sad after reading this scoop as there are many children living in poverty and education is very important to everyone of us. I hope more people will help to donate food supplies or even help them out. I think that even a small little help from any one of us will make a difference in their life.

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Jacobs: We must stop the spread of child poverty in Mich.

Jacobs: We must stop the spread of child poverty in Mich. | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
New data shows that nearly one in every four Michigan kids lives in poverty. That means more than a half-million of our children live in families earning $23,000 a year or less for a family of four.
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How paying no federal income taxes helps the poor get off welfare and into work

How paying no federal income taxes helps the poor get off welfare and into work | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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When a Headline Isn't News: Child Poverty Persists

When a Headline Isn't News: Child Poverty Persists | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
If policymakers are sincere, rather than bemoaning current poverty rates, they will take action to make things better for poor families.
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Roseland, Where Obama the Politician Was Born

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As a young community organizer in Chicago, Barack Obama concluded that to make a real difference, he needed to gain power. But did he actually make a difference?
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H.R. 8: A Bill that Hurts Millions of Moms « MomsRising Blog

H.R. 8: A Bill that Hurts Millions of Moms « MomsRising Blog | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Wonder why so many families will lose out under Rep. Camp’s tax bill? It, like the bill introduced by Senate Republican leaders, would end tax cuts for low- and moderate-income families that were put into place by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. The National Economic Council estimatesthat by letting these tax cuts expire:

 

12 million families would lose an average of $800 from the elimination of the Child Tax Credit expansion.11 million families would lose an average of $1,100 from the repeal of the American Opportunity Tax Credit for college expenses.6 million families would lose an average of $500 from the elimination of improvements to the Earned Income Tax Credit.

 

Read more: http://www.momsrising.org/blog/h-r-8-a-bill-that-hurts-millions-of-moms/#ixzz22JnRV3G1
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Economic distress does a number on children

Economic distress does a number on children | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Percentage of children living in poverty in the U.S. is on the rise, overshadowing gains in education and health, a Kids Count study finds.
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Is Obama gutting welfare reform?

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Is Obama gutting welfare reform?...
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A Dangerous Combination of Callousness and Ignorance

A Dangerous Combination of Callousness and Ignorance | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Ending poverty and reversing unemployment may be complex, but feeding a child is not. If policymakers start to listen to the voices of Americans, they might move more quickly to ensure that no child is hungry.
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