"So an 11th grader would teach a 7th grader, and a 4th grader would teach a kindergartner. Each mentor works with four students, and each class is supervised by a college or graduate student. Mentors are given a stipend (between $150 and $1,000) and college prep assistance. Students primarily focus on math, reading and writing but also participate in cu […]
"Low-income students who change schools frequently are at risk for lower math scores and have a harder time managing their behavior and attention in the classroom than similar students who stay in the same school, according to research published by the American Psychological Association."
"A new report from the Joyce Foundation documents the collaborative power of education and workforce development systems to produce better outcomes for low-wage, low-skilled adults. Joyce’s Shifting Gears initiative provided intensive technical assistance to select states that organized cross-agency teams around a shared policy and action agenda." […]
"As the Obama administration continues to press states to expand early childhood education programs for their neediest families, a new study on one such effort in Tennessee finds that children enrolled in the program gained little, if anything, over the long run."
"They point out that lower earners receive a more generous Social Security benefit relative to the income they need to replace in retirement. That benefit ends up representing an overwhelming share of their assets. Assuming Social Security is a safe asset, low earners, from a diversification perspective, should be positioned to take on more risk elsewhe […]
"Some low-income Twin Cities residents could get a break at the fare box. Metro Transit is contemplating a pilot program that would provide Go-To Cards to households that meet low-income guidelines, allowing them to pay just $1 per ride. Currently, base fare is $1.75 on local routes, with higher amounts charged during rush hours and on express and other […]
"The city of Portland could expand utility discounts to thousands of low-income renters who are currently ineligible, according to a long-delayed report released this week by the Portland Water Bureau."
"The New York Times’ Upshot blog this month placed University of California schools at the top of its ranking for colleges that do the most for low-income students. Of the top seven schools on the list, UC schools occupied six of the spots, with the University of California-Irvine taking the No. 1 spot, and the Berkeley campus at No. 7. The University o […]
"A team of researchers from Columbia University recently evaluated vaccine effectiveness among low-income, urban households, hypothesizing that this population is less likely to seek health care for the flu. Their study, published ahead-of-print in Clinical Infectious Diseases, found infection rates consistent with national estimates based on health car […]