Children

Sesame Street Changed My Life. We Must Protect It So It Can Mold More Kids’ Lives.

Sesame Street Changed My Life. We Must Protect It So It Can Mold More Kids’ Lives.

Bobbi Dempsey

ESSAYS

Co-published with HuffPost. We need to support Sesame Street to ensure the show is available to all children, especially for kids from backgrounds like mine, or we will lose what we began to achieve a half-century ago.

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged

Melissa Chadburn

ESSAY

Co-published with The Establishment. After being heavily governed your whole life—told when to eat, when to sleep, when to come home—you’re suddenly set free to make your own choices. There is no other stop after foster care if you screw up—except for the emergency homeless shelter.

The Childcare Gap is Widening

The Childcare Gap is Widening

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME with additional support from Capital & Main. Middle class and rural parents are on the receiving end of an emerging type of system that could be called daycare inequality.

 

Homework Inequality

Homework Inequality

Alissa Quart

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic with additional support from Capital & Main. When it comes to schoolwork, there is a chasm separating students with parents who have predictable work schedules from those whose parents don’t.

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

How Pregnancy Drug Laws Hurt Children

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.

The Urgent State of Childcare

The Urgent State of Childcare

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Feature Shoot. This apocalyptic photo series explores the bleak, desperate circumstances that many American children face.

The Rise of Extreme Daycare

The Rise of Extreme Daycare

Alissa Quart

FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Pacific Standard. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. More Americans are working late-night and early-morning hours. Who's looking after their kids?

Identity Thieves Target Foster Youth

Identity Thieves Target Foster Youth

Seth Freed Wessler

NEWS

Co-published with NBC NewsChild advocates say that foster youth are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because they bounce from one home to another, giving an expanding group of adults access to their private information.

 

Crushed by the Cost of Child Care

Crushed by the Cost of Child Care

Alice Proujansky

NEWS | ANALYSIS | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The New York Times. Increasingly, even middle- and upper-class parents are finding that day care is nearly impossible to afford.

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Nona Willis Aronowitz

FEATURE

Co-published with Next City. For 10 years a massive income gap has been widening across Silicon Valley. Last November, however, the residents of San Jose voted in favor of a small but significant change: Raising the city’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour.

Could You Survive on $2 a Day?

Could You Survive on $2 a Day?

Gabriel Thompson

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with Mother Jones. Nearly 1.4 million American households live on $2 per person. Gabriel Thompson reports from one of the nation's poorest areas.