Recent Articles by Mercedes White
Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:48 am MDT
A new study shows that paying people may be the most effective way to help them quit smoking. Critics of this approach, however, argue that paying people to do things that are good for them may have a corruptin...
Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:31 am MDT
When it comes to savings, America is dead last. Why and what can we do about it?
Published: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:50 am MDT
Feeling cold feet around finals week? You aren't alone. Test anxiety impacts 25-40 percent of people and has a surprisingly large impact on performance. Learn more about how test anxiety impacts grades, disrupt...
Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:15 pm MST
Superintendents don't get a lot of attention in discussions about education reform, that's a big oversight according to Becca Bracy Knight, executive director of the Broad Center which runs superintendent train...
Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:09 am MST
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.
Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:49 pm MST
The Jeremiah Program is helping single mothers and their children emerge from poverty through education and employment.
Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 8:45 am MST
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.
How the struggle to pay for diapers impacts low-income families and how nonprofits are trying to help
Published: Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:51 pm MST
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 ...
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 7:38 pm MDT
A new study looks a the link between high stakes testing and rates of ADHD diagnosis.
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:57 pm MDT
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.