Friday, September 15, 2006

Inquirer: What They Face

Philadelphia Inquirer describes urban challenges.

About a dozen Philly schools have washers and dryers available for student use. Many students who live in poverty have only one or two changes of clothing. School staff know that clean clothes make it less likely that kids will be teased about their appearance. Kids often come to school hungry, so school breakfast programs that would be superfluous in some districts make urgent sense in the city.

Many older siblings become the second "parent" in their single-mother household. So the district offers parent training to siblings.

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