By Todd C. Frankel The Washington Post. Dec. 25, 2019. The number of children ingesting rare-earth magnets — powerful tiny balls that are a popular desk toy and can shred a child’s intestines — has skyrocketed in the three years since courts blocked the efforts of federal regulators to force changes to the industry, which largely … Continue reading Number of children swallowing dangerous magnets surges as industry largely polices itself
A cop car comes. A child is handcuffed and taken to a mental health facility. The scene is all too frequent at public schools across the state. By Megan Reeves and Jack Evans Published Dec. 10. Tampa Bay Times Over the past seven years, children have been taken from public schools in Tampa Bay more than 7,500 times and … Continue reading Florida’s flawed Baker Act rips thousands of kids from school
NOV. 19, 2019 Written by Eliza Shapiro; Photographs by Brittainy Newman The New York Times Darnell, 8, lives in a homeless shelter and commutes 15 miles a day to school. Sandivel shares a bedroom with her mother and four brothers. She is 10 and has moved seven times in the past five years. The number of school-age … Continue reading 114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation September 24, 2019 This snapshot shares the latest data — for the nation and each state — on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic location and race and ethnicity, that shape a child’s risk of living in concentrated poverty. The document … Continue reading Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods
Introducing the Children & Family News website, bringing you examples of excellent and timely journalism. Everyone was once a child and part of a family. Stories about Children & Families matter: health, education, parenting, daycare, poverty, school shootings, opioid addiction, technology etc. The list goes on and on. Too often, these kinds of stories get … Continue reading Welcome to the Newsletter on Children & Families Journalism