Lane Anderson
Lane Anderson writes about causes for the national edition—including issues such as poverty, hunger, and social inequality. She lives in New York City, where she has taught at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

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A 30-year study follows 800 Baltimore kids and finds that success is largely determined by your parents.
"Online dating service" matches up nonprofits and professional volunteers.
Children — especially girls — are forced into marriages that make them susceptible to abuse, poverty, and even early death from pregnancy issues. Experts say we can change all that.
Sixteen-year-old Farah Baker sends twitter dispatches from inside the Gaza war zone to chronicle what the conflict means for her family.
Think nobel laureates are teaching your kids? Think again … many classes are taught by struggling low-paid adjunct professors. A new loan-forgiveness bill could give them a leg up.
A middle school teacher says living on the street is the "hardest thing he's ever done" and that he was turned down 150 times for work.
The attention gap: Why did we forget about the Nigerian girls?
These cities shook off the recession and are actually better off than they were in 2007. What can we learn from them?
A luxury highrise in New York gets tax breaks for "affordable" units, but requires a separate entrance. The controversy highlights the affordable housing crisis — even for middle-class families — ac...
Recently updates Census Bureau gives the Golden State the highest poverty rate in the country--with almost a quarter of the population below the poverty line.