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20 Mar, 2017, 09:58 ET New PPC Report Finds Spending Impacts Student Performance in Rural Schools

State funding for public education impacts student achievement in rural Pennsylvania according to a report released by Pennsylvania Partnerships...


07 Feb, 2017, 13:39 ET Governor's 2017-18 Budget Proposal Invests in Kids

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children President and CEO Joan Benso said the 2017-18 state budget proposal Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled today would...


14 Dec, 2016, 11:00 ET "A Path Forward" for PA Children Requires Continued Pre-K Investment

In every type of community across Pennsylvania a majority of children are missing out on the once-in-lifetime opportunity to develop and learn by...


14 Jan, 2016, 15:45 ET New Report Details How Pennsylvania Can Step Up Investment in High-Quality Pre-k

Pre-k advocates and United Way officials around the commonwealth are calling on Pennsylvania to increase its commitment to making high-quality...


17 Feb, 2015, 10:00 ET PA Partnerships for Children: As Budget Season Nears, New Data Shows PA is Shortchanging Young Learners

 While Pennsylvania leaders generally acknowledge the many benefits of high-quality early learning programs, the commonwealth's investments...


16 Sep, 2014, 10:00 ET More Than 144,000 Pennsylvania Children Remain Uninsured

Despite Pennsylvania's longstanding status as a state of "universal coverage" for all documented children, the commonwealth is home to more than...


04 Mar, 2014, 09:00 ET New Report Notes Positive Trends in Child Welfare System, But Work Remains

 Pennsylvania has made notable progress in recent years to reduce the number of children living in foster care and provide more in-home...


19 Feb, 2014, 10:00 ET New PPC Report Finds High-Quality Pre-k Benefits Only 1 in 6 Young Learners

Only about 18 percent of Pennsylvania's 3- and 4-year-olds - or 1 in 6 children - are able to access high-quality, publicly funded pre-kindergarten...


13 Nov, 2013, 10:00 ET School Readiness Report Finds PA Must Pick Up Pace of Early Learning Investments

County-level Data Shows Pre-K Access Lacking Across Commonwealth  Pennsylvania needs to make stronger investments in pre-kindergarten...


28 Oct, 2013, 10:00 ET New PPC Report Finds Slow Progress in Covering Uninsured PA Children

Proposed Efforts to Cover More Adults Could Help Reach More Kids  Nearly 148,000 Pennsylvania children still lack health insurance,...


12 Dec, 2012, 09:00 ET Pennsylvania's Efforts to Better Address Child Abuse Also Must Preserve What Works to Keep Kids from Harm

PA Partnerships for Children Releases 2012 State of Child Welfare Report As Pennsylvania works to improve its response to child abuse...


13 Nov, 2012, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania's Progress in Preparing Young Learners Shows Signs of Slowing

2012 School Readiness Report Finds Little or No Improvement in Several Key Areas      Pennsylvania's efforts to...


11 Oct, 2012, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Must Act Soon to Ensure Kids, Families Can Benefit from a High-quality Health Care Marketplace

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children Urges Creation of State-Run Insurance Exchange to Pre-empt Federal Action    ...


12 Sep, 2012, 10:00 ET New Statewide Report Finds Troubling Gaps in Health Care for Pennsylvania's Children

"The State of Children's Health Care in Pennsylvania" Will Monitor Long-Term Impact of Health Care Reform More than 150,000 Pennsylvania...


14 Feb, 2012, 10:00 ET Gov. Corbett's 'Fostering Connections' Proposal Can Benefit Pennsylvania's Foster Youth and Taxpayers

Fiscal Study by Juvenile Law Center, PA Partnerships for Children Supports Governor's Savings Estimates Pennsylvania can provide stronger...


14 Dec, 2011, 10:00 ET Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children: Pennsylvania Needs to Make Children's Health Insurance Priority for 2012

PA Partnerships for Children Offers Guidance on Implementing Health Care Reform  Pennsylvania has a unique opportunity in the coming...


06 Dec, 2011, 08:00 ET PA Partnerships for Children: Pennsylvania's Strategy on Foster Care is Working, New Statewide Report Finds

PA Partnerships for Children Releases 2011 'State of Child Welfare' Report Recent news events have led to an important discussion about...


02 Nov, 2011, 09:42 ET PA Partnerships for Children: Better Teacher Evaluations Are Important Step Toward More Effective Teaching

More Than 1,400 Attend Town Hall on Teacher Effectiveness Pennsylvania's efforts to improve teacher evaluations must be combined with meaningful...


04 Oct, 2011, 09:00 ET Early Childhood Supports are Helping Pennsylvania Families in Tough Economy

PA Partnerships for Children Releases 2011 School Readiness Report As Pennsylvania families continue to struggle through a sluggish economy,...


20 Apr, 2011, 14:32 ET Full-Day K Improves Student Achievement but Heavily Reliant on State Funds

Child Advocacy Organization Urges Legislature to Save Full-Day K A new report released today by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC)...


29 Sep, 2010, 08:00 ET School Readiness Report Shows Struggles for Kids

PA Partnerships for Children Releases Annual Review of Child Well-Being PA Partnerships for Children (PPC) today released its 2010 School...


21 Sep, 2010, 08:00 ET Number Of Children Living In Foster Care Declining In State

Majority of Counties Reduced Foster Care Placements in 2009-10 PPC Releases Report on Performance of Child Welfare System in PA Pennsylvania...


27 Jan, 2010, 08:00 ET Getting Dropouts Back on Track is Economic Growth Strategy for PA

PPC Report Shows Benefits of Re-Engaging Dropouts in Education & Workforce Each high school dropout costs $683 more annually than he/she...


07 Oct, 2009, 08:00 ET Early Education Program Growth + Waiting Lists = Mixed Results

PA Partnerships for Children Releases 2009 School Readiness Report State has gained ground but still long way to go for all kids to be...


22 Jan, 2009, 09:00 ET Seventy-Five Percent of Future Jobs in PA Require Education Beyond High School

PA Partnerships for Children Report Shows College Unaffordable Students graduate with average debt of nearly $24,000 Pennsylvania Partnerships...