Marian Wright Edelman

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Name: Marian Wright Edelman
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

To Help Our Most Challenged Students, Listen to Them -- And Embrace Who They Are

Lexi is a bright, confident young woman at one of Washington, D.C.'s best public high schools. Austin is a two-sport student-athlete in western Pennsylvania. David, in his first year of college, is a community scholar at a prestigious Washington, DC university, ... [Published Huffington Post - 18 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Child Watch…What about our Girls?

Marian Wright EdelmanDuring the most critical period of Jessica’s childhood, adults who could have intervened to protect her from abuse let her down over and over. As a child, she was sexually abused in her home and ended up living with her grandmother ... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - 20 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Ending child poverty would transform the nation

By Marian Wright EdelmanContributing WriterJust-released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child.Children remain our poorest age group, and children of color and those ... [Published Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Your Vote Matters

IF YOU ARE TEMPTED to think casting a vote doesn’t matter…think on this:  Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, was the first black woman admitted to the bar in Mississippi (1965).  She said in I DREAM A WORLD, ” People would ... [Published Beliefnet - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Less than one per cent of all UK Professors are black in origin

This October saw the beginning of the British celebration of Black History Month. In joining the national celebrations, the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ campaign have organised a month of thought-provoking ... [Published The Mancunion - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

School discipline must be decriminalized

By Marian Wright EdelmanGuest CommentatorI believe the purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems. So huge reforms are required ... [Published Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Child Watch…Don’t mess with CHIP’S success

Marian Wright Edelman“If I could sit down for freedom, you can stand up for children.”–Mrs. Rosa Parks, honorary co-chair, 1996 Stand for Children rallyOn June 1, 1996 the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) convened with more than 3,000 co-sponsoring organizations, ... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Don't Mess With CHIP's Success

“If I could sit down for freedom, you can stand up for children.” — Mrs. Rosa Parks, honorary co-chair, 1996 Stand for Children rallyOn June 1, 1996, the Children’s Defense Fund convened with more than 3,000 co-sponsoring organizations, including the ... [Published Washington Informer - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Child Watch: Decriminalizing School Discipline

By Marian Wright EdelmanNNPA ColumnistThe purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems. So huge reforms are required in school ... [Published Black Press USA - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 5 reports

Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund President, Responds To New Guidance From The U.S. Department Of Education

WASHINGTONThe Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind ® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and ... [Published TheStreet.com - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Decriminalizing the Classroom: School Climate Bill of Rights

“I believe the purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children and to help identify and meet child needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self interest, and systems.” So begins the article published in the 9/26/14 Newsletter of ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Marian Wright Edelman speaks at OKCU

Marian Wright Edelman spoke to a diverse collection of people at the OkCU gymnasium on Wednesday night for a little over an hour, with a brief segment for questions.With a 10 year wait and a previously canceled event due to illness and weather, the assembled ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 25 2014]

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To Help Our Most Challenged Students, Listen to... [Published Huffington Post - 18 hours ago]
Child Watch…What about our Girls? [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - 20 hours ago]
Ending child poverty would transform the nation [Published Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - Oct 17 2014]
Chevrolet Supports Spelman College’s Clean Ener... [Published theCSRfeed - Oct 17 2014]
Your Vote Matters [Published Beliefnet - Oct 17 2014]
Chevrolet Supports Spelman College's Clean Ener... [Published Scottrade - Oct 17 2014]
Praise for new rules on racial disparities in s... [Published Madison Times - Oct 15 2014]
Less than one per cent of all UK Professors are... [Published The Mancunion - Oct 14 2014]
Comrade Hillary [Published American Free Press - Oct 13 2014]
School discipline must be decriminalized [Published Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder - Oct 12 2014]
Child Watch…Don’t mess with CHIP’S success [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Oct 11 2014]
Spelman College ‘The New Black’ Film Screening ... [Published CisionWire - English - Oct 09 2014]
Spelman College 'The New Black' Film Screening ... [Published Scottrade - Oct 09 2014]
MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Don't Mess With CHIP's S... [Published Washington Informer - Oct 08 2014]
"Can't I Just Choose My Own Topic?" [Published Edutopia - Oct 06 2014]
Child Watch: Decriminalizing School Discipline [Published Black Press USA - Oct 02 2014]
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund ... [Published TheStreet.com - Oct 01 2014]
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund ... [Published Digital Journal - Oct 01 2014]
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund ... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Oct 01 2014]
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund ... [Published U-T San Diego - Oct 01 2014]
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Oct 01 2014]
Decriminalizing the Classroom: School Climate B... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 28 2014]
Marian Wright Edelman speaks at OKCU [Published Examiner.com - Sep 25 2014]
Spelman College and Myavana Host Seminar on Hai... [Published Black Enterprise - Sep 22 2014]
AL ranks 5th on list of states with worst child... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Sep 22 2014]
Child Watch: Helping children in hidden rural p... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Sep 22 2014]
Inspirational Quotes about Changing the World [Published Buzzle.com - Sep 19 2014]
What's Wrong With the South? [Published US News & World Report - Sep 18 2014]
Child Poverty in the States Still Record High L... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 18 2014]
Despite pullback on ballot issue, push on teach... [Published KansasCity.com - Sep 17 2014]
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Chevrolet Supports Spelman College’s Clean Ener... [Published theCSRfeed - Oct 17 2014]
SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION: ATLANTA, October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/  - Spelman College has partnered with Chevrolet to build upon the College’s mission to achieve climate neutrality. As a result of the College’s sustainability initiatives, ...
Spelman College ‘The New Black’ Film Screening ... [Published CisionWire - English - Oct 09 2014]
ATLANTA (Oct. 9, 2014) -- Spelman College is among four historically black colleges and universities awarded a $1,400 grant by the Human Rights Campaign and Promised Land Film to host a screening of “The New Black,” an award-winning documentary that explores ...
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund ... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Oct 01 2014]
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination," ...
Statement from Children's Defense Fund Presiden... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jul 24 2014]
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's draft is a small, mean and worn idea that picks on poor children and families while not asking for one cent of sacrifice from rich corporations and rich individuals. ...
Statement from Children's Defense Fund Presiden... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jul 11 2014]
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A great American died today. John Seigenthaler was a wonderful friend, an extraordinary journalist, and a long term champion for justice and freedom. He leaves wells of justice and service in his wake ...
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Children's Defense Fund and AASA Announce Partn... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 22 2014]
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