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How We Got to Sesame Street

Jill Lepore The New Yorker
The show was created to put kids’ screen time to good use. Half a century later, how is it holding up?

Trump Administration has been Using Private Therapy Notes Against Detained Kids

Gabe Ortiz; NPR Morning Edition; American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association expressed shock and outrage that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement has been sharing confidential psychotherapy notes with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deny asylum to some immigrant youth.

The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump

Rajan Menon Tom Dispatch
young girl holding cardboard sign "Please Help" ...according to the Children's Defense Fund, kids now constitute one-third of the 38.1 million Americans classified as poor and 70% of them have at least one working parent -- so poverty can’t be chalked up to parental indolence.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The child's neighborhood is full not only of kindness and happiness, but fear, jealousy, anxiety and the entire range of emotions. Mr. Rogers confronted them all.

Half a Million American Minors Now Live in Mexico

Claudia Masferrer, Erin R. Hamilton, Nicole Denier The Conversation
The migration of U.S.-born minors from the U.S. to Mexico presents unique challenges to the minors themselves, as well as to their families and their communities.
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