"Student poverty in Gwinnett and across the state, has soared over the past decade, freighting classrooms with hungry, tired and sometimes ill-disciplined students. In 2002, when Oakley moved to Gwinnett, 21 percent of the district’s students qualified for free or reduced-price school meals, a common index of poverty. By last year, 55 percent qualified. […]
"Getting smarter about getting food to those in need would have tremendous impact on the 49 million people in the U.S. suffering from food insecurity. Many of these people are also counted among the nearly 47 million renters paying more than 30 percent of their income for housing. And research has shown that when people are affordably housed, they spend […]
"A new task force is being formed a year after a study put Charlotte at the very bottom of a list of 50 big cities in terms of options for people to climb out of poverty. The task force was first proposed by County Commission Chair Trevor Fuller back in January."
"However, as indicated in the recent arresting report from Mass. Budget and Policy Center: From Poverty to Opportunity: The Challenge of Building a Great Society, the child poverty rate in Massachusetts has risen significantly from 9 percent in 1970 to 16 percent in 2013. That is a very strong statement on how the war on poverty is going in the Commonwe […]
"White was one of more than 30 people who attended a public meeting at City Hall in Gallatin on Friday to learn more about the HOME grant, a federally funded program that helps with the preservation and rehabilitation of housing for low income households."
"Not every college education is created equal, and it should come as no surprise that Colorado children from the lowest-income families are the least likely to go to the best colleges. Not surprising, but not acceptable, either."
"There were 48,000 applicants for the 124 apartments — about one-fifth of them set aside for the formerly homeless. Downstairs, there are eight classrooms for early-childhood education, and a children’s museum of art and storytelling will open in the spring."
"For more than a decade, Whitney has been doing the same for students who pass through the various SAEE programs now incorporated under one roof in Lucy Stone Hall on the Livingston Campus. Last spring saw the merger of Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science; the EOF programs of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Environmental and Bio […]
"As part of its goal to cut poverty in half in ten years, Half in Ten released its annual poverty and inequality indicators report at an event at the Center for American Progress on November 17 featuring Sister Simone Campbell of the 'Nuns on the Bus' campaign. The report, 'Building Local Momentum for National Change,' examines the e […]
"Colleges and universities in Kentucky have failed to meet some major goals to help boost graduation rates among Black and low-income students, leaving officials scrambling to put an end to the education disparities. Kentucky aimed to drastically increase graduate rates for the 2012-2013 school year but the latest accountability report by the Council of […]