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Why Girls Are Crushing Boys In School

Business Insider, Max Nisen Aug 19, 2013

Mina Dixon said: More girls are getting As, and boys are getting more Cs. A new research paper show how far the achievement gap between boys and girls has grown from the 1980s to the 2000s

Education, gender, work,

For Women, a Second Sentence (Opinion)

The New York Times, Piper Kerman Aug 13, 2013

Mina Dixon said: A mother's incarceration has a devastating effect on her family, and experts say that maintaining contact with a parent in prison is critical to a child's well-being. Relocating prisoners can tear apart families.

children and families, detention and incarceration

Radio Rookies React to Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

WNYC Radio Rookies, Temitayo Fagbenle Aug 16, 2013

Mina Dixon said: Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle talks to young people about this week's federal court ruling on stop-and-frisk policies.

crime and justice, race/ethnicity

Classes Turning Incarcerated Juvenile Fathers Into Dads

Chronicle of Social Change Aug 12, 2013

Mina Dixon said: Fourteen percent of incarcerated juveniles have children. Classes at the Sacramento County Juvenile Detention Center teach early child development and then give incarcerated parents opportunities to implement what they learn during visits with their children.

crime and justice, teen parents, juvenile incarceration and detention

Transracial Adoption Event Helps Families Become Multi-cultural

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), James Ewinger Aug 10, 2013

Mina Dixon said: A four-day workshop and family camp in Ohio allows multicultural families who have adopted kids to see and interact with others just like them in every sense.

parenting, race/ethnicity, foster care and adoption

Can You Name Your Baby Messiah?

Slate, Dahlia Lithwick Aug 13, 2013

Mina Dixon said: A Tennessee magistrate judge's decision to rename a 7-month-old baby reminds us how much freedom American parents typically enjoy when it comes to naming their children.


The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America's Churches

The Atlantic, Molly Ball Aug 14, 2013

Mina Dixon said: Increasingly, congregations across the country are accepting, nurturing and even marrying their gay brethren.

, lgbt, families and communities

State Welfare Officials File Fewer Protection Orders to Remove Children from Troubled Homes

The Boston Globe, Peter Schworm and Sean P. Murphy Aug 11, 2013

Julie Drizin said: Reports of child abuse and neglect in Massachusetts are up, but petitions to place children in protective custody have dropped dramatically.

child abuse, child welfare, neglect

Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules

The New York Times, Joseph Goldstein Aug 12, 2013

Julie Drizin said: New York City police engaged in racial profiling and violated the constitutional rights of African American and Latino youth subjected to warrantless searches.

race, Criminal Justice, juvenile justice

The Secret Weapon in the Prison Phone Rate Fight? Families -

Colorlines, Jamilah King Aug 12, 2013

Julie Drizin said: Following a 10-year campaign, the FCC has finally intervened to end phone call price-gouging aimed at families of the incarcerated.

Economy, Criminal Justice, incarceration