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April 18, 2014 - The Election is a Referendum on the Needs of Young Children; Crime and Punishment vs School Funding; State Cuts to Schools Have Students Falling Behind; What PA can do to Cover All Kids

April 11, 2014 - What's Really Causing The Chaos at Bartram High;  Support Pre-K for PA on April 24; U.S. House Budget Increases Hunger in America; Fair Funding for Special Education Moves Closer to Reality;  Thank you for Supporting PCCY

April 4, 2014 - Troubling Data Shows Black and Latino Children at Risk; PA Senate Bill Would Deepen School Funding Crisis;  What do Charter School Leaders, Public School Principals and Education Advocates have in Common; Bi-Partisan Leaders Join PCCY's Celebration

March 28, 2014 - We know Pre School works but...; Racial and class isolation in some Philadelphia charter schools raise questions about their renewals; Speaking of pre-school...; District and SRC Sends Mixed Messages to Schools; County Health Rankings: Delco and Philly Don't Show Well; Student Performance, Silent Auction and a Night of Fun with PCCY

March 21, 2014 - The Financial Crisis in our Schools is an Epic Political Failure; Food for Thought in Delaware County; What Can the PA House and Senate Do to Ensure More Children Succeed; Meet the Candidates for Governor, Show Them You are a Pre-K Voter; Student Performance, Silent Auction and a Night of Fun with PCCY

March 14, 2014- Bill Moyers' Notes PCCY Push for PreK; School Funding Coalitions Sends Loud and Clear Message to City Council; Child Hunger in Delaware County Can Be Addressed; State Auditor General Looks for Ways to Improve Charter School Oversight;  Student Performances, Silent Auction and a Night of Fun with PCCY

March 7, 2014 - Mayor's Request for School Funding - A Dangerous Gamble for Schools; Survey Shows Statewide Support for Predictable School Funding; Georgia Sees the Fruits of Pre-K Investment, PA Should Too; PCCY Recommends Changes to Improve Philadelphia Policy for Authorizing and Overseeing Charter Schools; Student Performances, Silent Auction and a Night of Fun with PCCY

February 28, 2014 - What Can Philadelphia City Council Do to Help Kids Get the Right Start; The State Legislature Needs to Improve on the Governor's Budget; Philadelphia City Council Members Start to Stake Out Positions on School Funding; Know Any Uninsured Kids - PCCY Can Meet Their Eye Care Needs

February 21, 2014 - High Quality Pre-K:  Families Need it, Voters Want it;  What would the School District do with $320 million?;  Low Third Grade Reading Levels is Philadelphia Schools Spark New Strategies

February 14, 2014 - Serious Shortage of High Quality Early Learning Program Reaches Across the Suburbs; Senior Bipartisan PA House Members Call for School Funding Formula in This Year's Budget; The Governor's Proposed Education Budget is Unfair to Poor Districts; Support for High Quality Pre-K for All Children Grows;

February 7, 2014 - Governor's Proposed Education Funds: Too Little Money and Too Many Strings; Governor's Budget Address Gets Immediate Response from Public School Advocates; Governor's Proposed Budget Adds Pre-K but Leaves Child Care Two Steps Back; Too Many Children Uninsured and Overweight in the Suburbs; PCCY Wins Award for Effective Advocacy for Kids!

January 31, 2014 - How do the Governor's Proposals Stack Up; Schools Still Failing Low Income Children; Too Many Children Start the School Day Hungry in Pennsylvania; Does Head Start Work;

January 25, 2014 - Pre-K for PA Will be a Winning Election Issue; How Backlog of Property Tax Appeals Could Cause More Harm to Philly Schools; Good News on Graduation Rates; Let Voters Decide if the State Should Fund The Schools;  Show Your School Spirit with PCCY in Harrisburg; Celebration of the 2014 Public Citizen for Children and Youth

January 17, 2014 - PA House Passes School Funding Commission Bill - Is that Good or Bad?;  Omnibus Spending Bill a Big Win for Children; Possible Increase in Funding Only a Drop in the Bucket; Governor Stands Up Students, Let's Go to Him; Last Chance to Vote for PCCY.

January 14, 2014: Special Alert - Let Your Representative In Congress Know to Vote "YES" for Early Childhood Funding by Tomorrow; Let Governor Corbett Know How You Feel About the Public Education Cuts When He's In Philadelphia This Friday; School Your School Spirit

January 10, 2014 - School your School Spirit with PCCY;  Students at Risk Due To State Education Cuts is Focus of State Hearing and Lawsuit; More than 200 Schools in our Region Pledge to do a Better Job Helping Kids Start the Day Ready to Learn; Vote for PCCY; PCCY Supporters Are Media Sensations

January 3, 2014 - New Year Marks New Initiative from PCCY; 2014 Represents A Critical Year for Pennsylvania School Funding; 2013 Closes With Passage of Key Laws That Protect Children; We Need Your Votes



December 27, 2013 - End 2013 On The Right Note

December 20, 2013 - Happy Holidays from PCCY; Philadelphia Joins Nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; Race to the Top Pre-K Grant a Major Win for PA Kids; Philadelphia City Council and PA General Assembly Get Low Grades on School Funding; Governor Corbett’s Healthy PA Plan Doesn’t Mean Healthy Children and Parents; Correction to Last Week’s E-Newsletter

December 6, 2013 - PCCY Annual Awards Celebration; Pending Senate Action on Charter Bill Could Be Very Bad for Students and Taxpayers; Poverty and Hunger Spread into Philadelephia Suburbs at Alarming Rate Putting More Children at Risk; PCCY Strategy to Build a Common Agenda for Our Region's Children; Deadline Looms for Medicaid Expansion, Still No Action for Kids

November 29, 2013 - Some Real Reasons to be Thankful.

November 22, 2013 - Lack of State Investments Cause Troubling Trends In Suburban County School Districts; Philadelphia City Council Hearing Looks at State's Role in Funding; Study Shows Philly Doing More With Less For Education; Join The Fight To Stop Human Trafficking

November 15, 2013 - Companies Mean Business When It Comes To Investing In Early Childhood Education; Is Governor Corbett Telling The Truth About School Funding; Philadelphia City Council Hearing To Focus On School Funding; Other Options Available To Help Families Find Health Coverage For Their Kids

November 8, 2013 - PA Charter Bill Bad For Students and School Districts; Standing Up For Food Stamps; New Head of PA Welfare Department Has Agency On Right Track; Child Care Costs More Expensive Than College.

November 1, 2013 - PCCY Releases New Report On State Of Education In Montgomery County; Thousands of Pennsylvania Children Dropped From Medicaid; Major Cut To Food Stamps Goes Into Effect; PCCY Pushes Key Reforms To Funding For Special Education

October 25, 2013 - PA School Districts' Credit Ratings Threatened; School District Budget Sill Not Balanced; Summit Kicks Off Statewide Breakfast Challenge

October 18, 2013 - Take Action Now To Help The Philadelphia School District; Finally Some Good News For Philadelphia School District; Educstion Funding in PA: Is It Fair Or Not?; PhillyGoes2College: Helping Philly 12 Graders Reach Their Potential

October 11, 2013 - Funding Formula Would Have Prevented Philly Schools Crisis; PCCY Fights Childhood Hunger, Helps Create Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge; Interactive Map Shows Head Start Availability In The Philadelphia School District

October 4, 2013 - Philadelphia Moves One Step Closer To Ensure $50 Million For Schools; Fewer Pre-K Slots Spell Trouble For The Philadelphia School District; Healthy Teeth Leads To Health Lives For Children;  Curious About What PCCY Has Been Doing The Year?

September 27, 2013 - Bigotry Deserves Economic and Social Consequences; Council Action on Philly Schools, Issues Still Remain; Opposition To Rising Property Taxes Fuels Efforts To Change The Way Schools Are Funded; Nobel Laureate In Economics: Investing In Pre-K Programs Will Pay Off Later

September 20, 2013 - Mixed News On Poverty Drives Demand For SNAP Higher; U.S. House Leaders Ignore Evidence, Pass $40 Billion Cut To SNAP; Time For Harrisburg To Get Back To Work To Fund PA Schools; PCCY Launched Blog To Go In-DepthOn Child Issues

September 13, 2013 - Pennsylvania's Plan To Expand Medicaid Is A Major Win For Kids; School Opening Smooth Despite Continuing Budget Crisis; 63 PA House Members Co-Sponsor Dangerous School Funding Bill; Vote Coming Next Week That Could Cut SNAP Benefits To Millions of Americans

September 6, 2013 - PCCY Pushes Good Policies To Make PA Kids Healthier; 40,000 Children Could Have Better Health Care With Governor's Support; Report: 15.8 Million Children Struggling With Hunger; PCCY Supporter Gets Shout Out In The Philadelphia Inquirer.

August 30, 2013 - Schools In The Southeast Hit With One Third Of The Billion Dollar Education Cut; State Cuts Children And Pregnant Women From Medicaid at Alarming Rate; Funding For Early Childhood in PA Still Insufficient

August 23, 2013 - Sense of Urgency Needed To Ensure Successful Start Of School Year in Philadelphia; U.S. House Republicans Want To Double Down On Cuts to SNAP; New Funds, Same Problems For Children Seeking Access To Pre-K Program

August 16, 2013 - Corrections 100 Times More Important Than Kids; Some Progress On School, On-Time Opening Expected; Costs of Raising A Child In America Rises; PCCY Participates in Town Hall Meeting On Philadelphia Education Crisis

August 9, 2013 - Less Talk More Action Needed For Philly Schools; Distribution Of State Funds Not Helping Districts That Need It; Cuts To SNAP Means Less Food On The Table For PA Families

August 2, 2013 - Cast Your Vote for PCCY; Philly's Children Should Have To Play The Behavioral Health Waiting Game; When It Comes To Early Learning, Voters On All Sides Agree; Cut To SNAP Means Less Meals for PA Families

July 26, 2013 - The So Called "No Tax Budget" Isn't One; To Save The Philadelphia School District - Recess is Over For Lawmakers; Meet With Lawmakers On Early Childhood Education This Month; Coalition To Improve Conditions For Teachers Gains Powerful New Members

July 19, 2013 - State Finally Approves Budget, Schools Still Short; Advantages of the Affordable Care Act; Vote for PCCY; Tickets Still Available for PCCY Night At Camden Riversharks

July 12, 2013 - U.S. Senate Panel Gives Big Boost to Pre-K, Fight Still Remains; PCCY Works To Keep Kids From Going Hungry; Philly's Plan To Fight Poverty - A Big Step for Philly's Children; Great Seats Still Available for PCCY Night At The Camden Riversharks 

July 5, 2013 - Still No Education Funding Formula; Pennsylvanian's Not Pleased With The Budget That Short Changes Education; Pennsylvanian's Rate Schools Their Top Concern; Step Up To The Plate For PCCY Night At The Camden Riversharks

June 28, 2013 - PCCY Poll Finds PA Legislators' Priorities Not In Line With Voters; Corbett Tries To Use Children As Shield To Block Medicaid Expansion; This Summer We Make Sure Kids Don't Go Hungry; Step Up To The Plate for PCCY Night At The Camden Riversharks

June 21, 2013 - All Eyes On Harrisburg; Farm Bill Fails: A Good Sign For The Hungry; Medicaid Expansion Vote On The Way; Huffington Post Highlights Fight For Funding Philly Schools

June 14, 2013 - Push For State Funding For Schools Gathers Steam; City Council Lights Up For Schools-Now The State Needs To Do Its Part;  Not Just Philly Schools At Risk; Final Curtain Call For Students

June 7, 2013 - Mothers Mobolize for Schools; You Can Call For Kids; Childhood Hunger Could Get Much Worse; More Superheroes for Schools; Speaking Out for Kids