"Those are just some of the unique learning opportunities students at the high-poverty school are getting this year as part of an extended-day program. The school district, in partnership with the nonprofit Charleston Promise Neighborhood, piloted an extended school day at Sanders Clyde this school year, with students staying an extra 2½ hours a day. […]
"Inequality has been increasing in multiple ways. But one little-appreciated form is the inequality of retirement time. That’s the number of years between retirement and death. It’s not surprising that divergent retirement time should reflect other forms of growing inequality. The poor have lower earnings and often work longer out of necessity, not choi […]
"Jasmine Miller, who grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Harvard in 2013, has some illustrative anecdotes to explain how low-income students at elite colleges get subtle and not-so-subtle reminders that they aren’t like their classmates. An Ivy League economics professor, for example, might try to elicit a discussion by asking, 'How many of you […]
"The New York City luxury condominium building that became infamous for its separate ‘poor door’ for low-income residents has attracted more than 88,000 applications for its 55 low-income units. The poor door caused blowback for separating low-income residents from the millionaire condo owners and barring them from facilities like the pool and gym. But […]
"President Barack Obama's administration is dialing up the pressure on four states that have resisted expanding Medicaid coverage for their low-income residents under the federal health care overhaul."
"First-generation and low-income students thrive at small and midsize private colleges and are more likely to graduate than if they attended a public or large private university, a report by the group representing those institutions says."
"Thousands of students from the poorest neighborhoods are being accepted at the city’s elite public high schools — puncturing claims that poverty is a bar to the coveted seats, a new analysis reveals. Nearly one in three students enrolled at Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and five other specialized high schools comes from low-income neighborho […]
"The needs of first-generation and low-income students have been a topic of concern among higher education experts for years, but there are a variety of reasons for the recent boost in national attention. For one, social media has given students a wider platform to share their experience. An example of this phenomenon is Columbia Class Confessions, a pa […]