"Low-income students' concerns often intersect with issues of race: Almost two-thirds of African-American undergraduate students and 51% of Latino undergraduate students receive Pell Grants, or federal funds allocated to low-income students, according to the Washington Post. But confrontations over class-based issues on campus often emerge in ways […]
"Last month, Texas officials announced they intended to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics — saying that, in light of the videos, the group can’t be trusted to provide 'medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal and ethical manner.' Essentially, that means the group would no longer be reimbursed with state or […]
"As the annual 'season of giving' dawns, a new study finds that stark income inequity -- a dramatically rising trend in the United States -- makes the 'haves' less generous toward others. Higher-income people were less inclined to be generous both when they came from states where income inequality is high and when they were made to b […]
"From property tax circuit breakers for seniors to senior housing to Social Security and Medicaid, the nation has done much — although Ramos is right, not enough — to make life better for people in their golden years. Meanwhile, for a low-income parent, every dollar saved is one less dollar that can be used to feed a child or pay the rent or spend on co […]
"While the many studies that have tracked the benefits of preschool education are sometimes at odds with one another, research shows that the pre-K provided by the state’s Department of Education to 35 low-income districts has had certain and lasting effects."
"There's a web of college admissions policies and practices whose import is to trip up the low-income but talented student. The so-called legacy preference, which gives added weight to applications from sons and daughters of alumni, is essentially affirmative action for the wealthy student. And in highly selective colleges, even the athletic prefer […]
"She was among 18 students, ranging in age from early 20s to mid-40s, graduating from a workforce-development program called Excel (short for excellence through community engagement and learning). Excel prepares students for jobs providing administrative support in health care departments."
"More Americans have health insurance now than at any time in the past decade, but many are finding that even with coverage they cannot afford the deductibles, co-payments and surprise medical bills that may come with using healthcare, according to results released Friday from a national survey conducted by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund."
"The U.S. Department of Education has given its seal of approval to New Mexico’s plan for providing low-income and minority students with access to effective teachers. The approval means New Mexico is in compliance with Title I requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act."
"Assistance under the Clean Power Plan comes in the form of the Clean Energy Incentive Program. In this way, states will be awarded extra compliance credit for energy efficiency programs that provide savings to low-income communities. Another aim of this incentive program is to provide jobs for people in these communities."