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Article examines liberal and conservative perspectives on why the war on poverty failed to end poverty. Also includes more novel perspective that the war on poverty actually is working.
The Jeremiah Program is helping single mothers and their children emerge from poverty through education and employment.
If my only metric for measuring the state of humanity was comment boards, I’d be concerned, to say the least. Luckily, it’s not.
New study documents widespread diaper need among low-income families and accompanying physical, emotional and financial issues. Diaper banks are discussed as a method of relief. Experts weigh in on cost-saving ...
A new study looks a the link between high stakes testing and rates of ADHD diagnosis.
Since 2007, the number of Americans on SNAP has exploded, going from approximately 22 million people at the start of the recession in 2008 to more than 45 million in 2013.
Extensive media coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary leave the public with the perception that America is an increasingly dangerous place. But is that perception...
New study shows that at the most competitive colleges in America, only 14 percent of students receive Pell Grants. Authors of the study suggest these findings should raise concerns about efforts to improve soci...
Over the weekend, the FBI rescued 105 children in 76 cities around the country, victims of human trafficking. The Associated Press reports that the children were being pimped out to customers via a website call...
A new report examines the significant disparities in the education, economic well-being and health of children in the U.S. based on their race-ethnicity and whether or not their parents are immigrants.