Recent Articles by Lane Anderson
Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 10:57 am MDT
A program called Circles matches a poor family with three or four middle and upper-income families that form a volunteer support group. The program operates in 23 states.
Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 8:12 am MDT
Got an idea to save the world? Unreasonable Institute will send you to "camp" with Google execs and world-class thinkers. As long as you can help one million people.
Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:10 am MDT
Child poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years — but 14 million American kids still live in poverty.
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 2:00 pm MDT
Two years ago, after the Sandy Hook shootings, Boise mom Liza Long wrote a blog post that went viral about her struggles with her mentally ill teenager. Today her son is healthy, and her new book is a plea for ...
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 11:23 am MDT
The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds.
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 9:31 am MDT
Disasters create lots of good intentions — but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around.
Published: Friday, September 12, 2014 3:14 pm MDT
From active military to vets — American soldiers and their families are going hungry.
Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:54 am MDT
A study of 800 Baltimore school kids finds that those born poor stay poor.
Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:04 am MDT
"Poverty penalties" — exorbitant fines for things like expired plates and overdue traffic tickets — profit from the poor, and too often land them in jail. Fines by Ferguson's court system surged by ...
Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:49 am MDT
Corey Allred went to India four years ago to start a school and noticed that girls started disappearing from the rolls. His search for them led to brothels in Mumbai and unearthed an epidemic in sex trafficking...