Rob Fischer Tells the Atlantic How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future

July 6, 2016 / No Comments

“There needs to be much more on the quality of housing and moving up toward better housing opportunities.” The Atlantic interviewed Dr. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, for “How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future” on the Center’s recent study on the ef...

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Plain Dealer Article Highlights CWRU Study on the Negative Effects of Poor Housing on Kindergarten Readiness

April 25, 2016 / No Comments

Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, was interviewed for “Bad housing—not just due to lead poisoning—tied to lower kindergarten test scores,” an article by The Plain Dealer featuring the Poverty Center’s recent study as a part of their series Toxic Neglect. In the...

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Housing Deterioration Contributes to Elevated Lead Levels and Lower Kindergarten Readiness Scores

April 12, 2016 / No Comments

A retrospective analysis of the housing histories of more than 13,000 entering kindergartners in 2007-2010 in Cleveland shows that children living in or near properties with signs of deterioration and divestment were more likely to have elevated lead levels and low scores on a kindergarten readin...

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Even Low Levels of Lead Exposure In Children Can Cause Permanent Damage

March 8, 2016 / No Comments

At what level does lead exposure become dangerous for children?   Dr. Robert Fischer, Co-Director of the Poverty Center, and Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Research Assistant Professor at the Poverty Center, examine this question in The Conversation. In the article, “In kids, even low lead lev...

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Lead Exposure in Seventy-Eight Percent of Children in Cuyahoga Universal Pre-K

November 4, 2015 / No Comments

In an editorial to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on November 1, Poverty Center Co-Director Dr. Rob Fischer discussed the magnitude of the problems from lead exposure on young children. Fischer cited an unpublished 2015 report from the Poverty Center with Cuyahoga County Invest In Children that shows...

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Lead Poisoning Makes Education Harder

November 3, 2015 / No Comments

In the series “Toxic Neglect”, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has been running stories on the problems of lead poisoning on young children. Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, was interviewed for “Lead poisoning makes education harder for kids and teachers” ...

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Using Integrated Data to Improve NE Ohio’s Pre-K Programs

October 8, 2015 / No Comments

We know that high quality pre-kindergarten programs can improve educational achievement over the long run.  In 2013, President Obama included this as a priority in his State of the Union address. And recently Cleveland and the inner ring suburb school districts have been working to improve local ...

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PRE4CLE Aims to Close Preschool Gap: Fresh Water Cleveland

July 2, 2015 / No Comments

One of the top stories in the most recent edition from Fresh Water Cleveland focuses on how “PRE4CLE aims to close preschool gap” in Cleveland. The program is important as shown by analysis done by the Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development indicating only 2, 857 (or abou...

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PRE4CLE Task Force Asks Ohio Senate for $6 Million More for Preschool

June 12, 2015 / No Comments

The PRE4CLE task force in Cleveland has asked the Ohio State Senate Finance Committee to add $6 million to the budget over the next two years to turn half-day preschool into full-day programs as discussed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article “Cleveland asks state for $6 million more for pr...

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Plain Dealer: FitzGerald’s Pre-K Proposal

May 21, 2014 / No Comments

A 2013 report from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development on the benefits of prekindergarten education was cited by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in “FitzGerald’s universal preschool proposal: What you’re saying” on May 15, 2014. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fi...

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