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News & Events | 7 January 2013 | Philanthropy, Education, and Child Survival

January 7, 2013

State of Philanthropy

Blueprint 2013 Now Available: Lucy Bernholz’s fourth annual industry forecast, Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013, is now available through GrantCraft; the download is free.

5 Things That Will Change the Way Nonprofits Work in 2013Chronicle of Philanthropy sums up factors that will necessarily change how nonprofits think about getting the job done.


The Unique and Combined Effects of Homelessness and School Mobility on the Educational Outcomes of Young Children: Penn researchers John Fantuzzo, Whitney LeBoeuf, and Dennis Culhane found no link between homelessness and a decline in educational achievement, but did find links between school mobility and academic achievement.  The study provides support for policy initiatives to keep homeless children in schools of origin, rather than transferring schools as a result of homelessness.

Child Survival

India wakes up to child malnutrition ‘shame,’ begins to make progress: Washington Post highlights recent progress addressing the crisis of child malnutrition in India where rates of underweight and child stunting are worse than most African countries. (Stunting and underweight can lead to impaired mental and physical development.)  By focusing on women and young infants and promoting evidence-based practices such as exclusive breastfeeding, impoverished areas of India have seen encouraging  improvements in the last several years with proportion of children underweight falling over 40% in some regions.

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