1. In the U.S., more prospective parents seek to adopt white and mixed race children than black children. As a result, many agencies levy lower fees to make it easier for parents to adopt from among the large numbers of black children waiting for placement.
Six Words: ‘Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt’ 
Photo: Courtesy of Caryn Lantz
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    In the U.S., more prospective parents seek to adopt white and mixed race children than black children. As a result, many agencies levy lower fees to make it easier for parents to adopt from among the large numbers of black children waiting for placement.

    Six Words: ‘Black Babies Cost Less To Adopt’

    Photo: Courtesy of Caryn Lantz


  2. The Race Card Project

    Michele Norris

    race

    adoption

    children

  1. Posted on 27 May, 2013

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    Reblogged from humansofnewyork

    humansofnewyork:

“He plays with me.”
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    humansofnewyork:

    “He plays with me.”

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  1. The practice is denounced by human rights groups but remains popular in some rural areas, where crowds bet large sums on young boxers. For fighters like 9-year-old Chai Lorlam, the pressure to win is intense.
— As Gamblers Gather, Thailand’s Child Boxers Slug It Out : Parallels 
Photo: Morgan Hartley for NPR
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    The practice is denounced by human rights groups but remains popular in some rural areas, where crowds bet large sums on young boxers. For fighters like 9-year-old Chai Lorlam, the pressure to win is intense.

    As Gamblers Gather, Thailand’s Child Boxers Slug It Out : Parallels

    Photo: Morgan Hartley for NPR

    Related story: 'Buffalo Girls' Fight For Survival In Rural Thailand

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  1. The shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother has opened up another debate about gun control. It pits public health advocates — who see little benefit in mixing children and guns — against those who say early training can instill a sense of heritage and a respect for gun safety.

    — When It Comes To Guns, How Young Is Too Young?

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  1. Two evenings a week, single dad David Barnes drops his young daughters Kayla and Alexis off for a while at The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project in Washington, D.C. There they can frolic with other homeless children, ages 1 to 11, from the nearby D.C. General shelter. Thanks to the project’s volunteers.
On a recent night, Nikki Zumbrun, 22, and Cecilia Volterra, 23, are reading with a couple of the 40-or-so kids. Shade Mallory, 27, likes to hang with the older girls. “We practice dance moves,” she says.
Outside, the unemployed Barnes sits alone — smoking a cigarette, soaking in the quiet.
Linton Weeks via Homeless Kids At Play In Washington, D.C. : Participation Nation
This is our first installment. Now, it’s your turn —> Take Part In (W)E Pluribus Unum
Photo: Courtesy of The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
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    Two evenings a week, single dad David Barnes drops his young daughters Kayla and Alexis off for a while at The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project in Washington, D.C. There they can frolic with other homeless children, ages 1 to 11, from the nearby D.C. General shelter. Thanks to the project’s volunteers.

    On a recent night, Nikki Zumbrun, 22, and Cecilia Volterra, 23, are reading with a couple of the 40-or-so kids. Shade Mallory, 27, likes to hang with the older girls. “We practice dance moves,” she says.

    Outside, the unemployed Barnes sits alone — smoking a cigarette, soaking in the quiet.

    Linton Weeks via Homeless Kids At Play In Washington, D.C. : Participation Nation

    This is our first installment. Now, it’s your turn —> Take Part In (W)E Pluribus Unum

    Photo: Courtesy of The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project


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  1. What’s Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams

    Toddlers outfitted with high-tech wireless recording devices have helped researchers discover that tantrums have a very distinct, predictable pattern. Understanding that tantrums have a rhythm can not only help parents know when to intervene, but also give them a sense of control.

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  1. (via What children’s drawings would look like if it were painted realistically) View in High-Res

    (via What children’s drawings would look like if it were painted realistically)

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  1. Posted on 17 October, 2011

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    OurPresidents:

    The Department of Education Was Created 32 Years Ago, Today

    On Oct.17, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Department of Education Organization Act.  The ED opened officially in May, 1980.

    On this education anniversary, it seems fitting to look at some of America’s  classrooms from decades past.  Plus, it wouldn’t be right not to give a big shout out to all the teachers out there.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    More for kids and teachers at the Presidential Libraries

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    DOCUMERICA

  1. todaysdocument:

    It’s International Walk to School Day!

    How do (or did) you get to school?

    I rode the school bus when I was little and my mom drove me when I was older and thought I was too cool for the bus. What about you? — Tanya Ballard Brown

  2. DOCUMERICA

    Japanese-American Relocation

    WAVES

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    safe routes to school

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    walk to school day

    National Archives

    Today's Document

  1. Three years ago, three-year-old Peng Xinle was kidnapped by child traffickers. His father, Peng Gaofeng, flooded the Chinese version of Twitter with photos and pleas for help. After three years of doing this, he finally found him, and now they’ve been reunited. Photo by NPR’s Louisa Lim. #china #children #happyendings (Taken with instagram) View in High-Res

    Three years ago, three-year-old Peng Xinle was kidnapped by child traffickers. His father, Peng Gaofeng, flooded the Chinese version of Twitter with photos and pleas for help. After three years of doing this, he finally found him, and now they’ve been reunited. Photo by NPR’s Louisa Lim. #china #children #happyendings (Taken with instagram)

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