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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Homeless people have to carry all their belongings with them — which makes it hard to feel like a normal, functioning person, much less get a job or feel safe. That's where free storage comes in.
A study of 800 Baltimore school kids finds that those born poor stay poor.
We might be drinking California dry. Dasani, Arrowhead, Aquafina and other brands come from some of the driest parts of the West.
Tom Rebman tried being homeless for a month; says it's "worse than he ever imagined."
"Online dating service" matches up nonprofits and professional volunteers.
A 30-year study follows 800 Baltimore kids and finds that success is largely determined by your parents.
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.