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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Rob Fischer on the Limitation of Local Preschool Studies

February 13, 2016 / No Comments

“Nobody said no way,” says Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, to the Plain Dealer in “Local preschool studies are limited: Will suburban schools share student data to learn more?” on February 1, 2016. “Nobody has said we won’t do that. It ha...

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Attending Cleveland Preschools Increases Third Grade Reading Proficiency

February 10, 2016 / No Comments

The Poverty Center’s co-director, Dr. Rob Fischer, was interviewed for an article by the Cleveland Plain Dealer from February 1st, titled “Cleveland and county preschools help kids read better through third grade, new study shows.” Fischer is one of the authors of a recent study...

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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 Fischer cited an unpublished 2015 report from the Poverty Center with Cuyahoga County Invest In Children that shows...

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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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Senior Researcher Beth Anthony Talks to WCPN on Combating Lead Poisoning

June 2, 2015 / No Comments

Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D., a senior research associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, spoke with 90.3 FM WCPN for “Going Back To School To Fight Lead Poisoning” on May 27, 2015. Dr. Anthony explained the urgency in getting young children exposed to lead poiso...

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro Praises PRE4CLE

November 12, 2014 / No Comments

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said “Cleveland gets it” about universal prekindergarten initiatives and applauded the collaboration behind the PRE4CLE partnership during his recent visit. “America is watching Cleveland and communities like it that are taki...

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Claudia Coulton Discusses Poverty and Health in Plain Dealer

September 30, 2014 / No Comments

With recent Census data indicating that 54 percent of children in the City of Cleveland live in poverty,  the Cleveland Plain Dealer asked Dr. Claudia Coulton, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, about the relationship between poverty and health for “More t...

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Crain’s Cleveland Discusses Pay For Success

August 27, 2014 / No Comments

Crain’s Cleveland Business discussed Cuyahoga County‘s Pay for Success program in “Cuyahoga County is seeking creative way to aid children” on August 17, 2014. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is one of the partners in developing and evaluating the pro...

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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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Plain Dealer: Partnership Aims to Double Pre-K

March 15, 2014 / No Comments

Out of the the 5,400 four-year-olds in Cleveland, only About 1,200 attend a quality prekindergarten program, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer citing data provided by in the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development in “Cleveland partnership aims to more than double the childr...

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Dr. Robert Fischer and the Poverty Center assist Cleveland preschool initiative

March 13, 2014 / No Comments

Expanding the availability of high-quality preschool for thousands of Cleveland children is the goal of PRE4CLE, a sweeping city-wide initiative that includes the Mandel School’s Dr. Robert Fischer and the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Dr. Fischer served on the Clevelan...

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