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Farmers Markets Become "Pharmacies" in NYC

WFUV, Katharine O'Marra Jul 23, 2013

Julie Drizin said: A new Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program gives low-income New Yorkers at risk of obesity vouchers to use at local farmer's markets.

Health, Economy, obesity, hunger, nutrition

Child Well-Being in Immigrant Families Differs by Race, Study Shows

Education Week, Sarah D. Sparks Jul 26, 2013

Julie Drizin said: A new study from by the Foundation for Child Development is the first to compare conditions and outcomes for kids based on both race and national origin.

immigration, Health, Education

America’s One-Child Policy

The Daily Beast, Brandy Zadrozny Jul 17, 2013

Julie Drizin said: Many couples are deciding not to have more than one child, due to economic pressures. Besides housing, child care is the largest expense parents face.

Economy, parenting, child care

Reporter’s Notebook: Girls in the System (Opinion)

JJIE, Susan Armitage Jul 26, 2013

Julie Drizin said: A journalist recounts her experience of being the victim in a girl gang initiation rite.

violence, juvenile justice, gangs

Is ‘Rape Culture’ the New Normal? (Opinion)

We'Ced, New America Media, Emily Castriagno Jul 26, 2013

Julie Drizin said: A survivor of gang rape shares her story and challenges the dehumanization of young women that leads to sexual violence.

Rape, teenagers, sexual abuse, substance abuse

After 70 Years as a Nonprofit, GED Test Switching to For-profit Venture

KPCC, Jed Kim Jul 24, 2013

Julie Drizin said: The General Educational Development test has been used to measure high school graduation equivalency. Pearson, the company that owns the Financial Times, will now add the GED to its profitable education business

Education, Economy, testing, school, Poverty

Why Breast Cancer is More Likely to Kill Black Women

Los Angeles Times, Titania Kumeh Jul 23, 2013

Julie Drizin said: A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that breast cancer is more fatal to African American women because of later diagnosis, delays in treatment, and pre-existing health concerns like diabetes.

Health, health care, cancer, racial disparity

Detroit’s Fight to Survive: A Humanist’s Look at the Motor City

LightBox, Time Magazing, Vaughn Wallace and Dave Jordano Jul 25, 2013

Julie Drizin said: A stunning series of photographs tells the story of people struggling to cope with Detroit's economic decline.

Photojournalism, Poverty

Students Recall Special Schools Run Like Jails

The New York Times, Timothy Williams Jul 23, 2013

Mina Dixon said: During the past 15 years, a network of Utah-based "tough love" boarding schools for troubled youths has closed nearly two dozen programs amid claims of child abuse. State and federal laws allow private boarding schools far greater leeway in how they treat children than is permitted in public school systems.

Education, , juvenile victims, child abuse and neglect, child welfare

When Rape Goes Viral

Newsweek, Ann Friedman Jul 24, 2013

Mina Dixon said: As social media has become enmeshed in the lives of young people—and a fair number of not-so-young people—so has the widespread sharing of information about specific sexual assaults.

violence, crime, sexual assault