"Quality early childhood education has a substantial influence on future employment, education and health outcomes, according to a new report published in late September. The research highlighted findings within the Latino community and demonstrated the economic power of investing in early childhood education."
"The highest- and lowest-performing schools with students from low-income families were announced Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education, highlighting ongoing successes and needs for improvement across the state. This year, 326 schools in Utah are receiving Title I funding from the federal government to help offset the impacts of a low-income st […]
"Their common goal? Getting to and through college, no matter the obstacles. And if all goes according to plan, they will, thanks to Cooperman College Scholars, a program that supports a select number of motivated low-income students in Essex County, New Jersey, including Waziri and 76 others. They are the first cohort to benefit from hedge fund CEO and […]
"Low-income households in Illinois who apply for assistance on their utility bills this year will not be receiving the same amount of money they normally would. Thursday is the first day low-income households can apply for LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Assistance Program. However, due to the Illinois budget stalemate, the funds for LIHEAP this year are lo […]
"Public colleges don't offer steep discounts for low-income families. What this means is that public colleges can actually be the more expensive option, particularly if a student's family is low-income. But overall, the typical public school is still cheaper than the typical private school."
"Egged on by a state senator, Oregon's top expert on school funding told lawmakers Wednesday that the state should seriously consider directing a bigger share of school funding to help low-income students."
"This week, the San Francisco Public Health Department launched 'Healthy Hearts SF,' a federally funded campaign designed to promote free fitness opportunities for those who find that gym memberships or sports classes are outside of their budget. Healthy Hearts aims to get low-income San Francisco residents, particularly African Americans and […]
"Poverty is harder to escape than ever before as jobs that can support a family continue to require increasing levels of education. This is particularly hard on single mothers who, as the sole heads of 39 percent of low-income families, face the overwhelming challenges of juggling childcare and jobs, while working to gain the post-secondary education cr […]
"New figures show that soaring housing costs are disproportionately hurting those least able to pay more. All year, the city's residents have seen their monthly rent bills rise, even as they have watched the construction of new apartment buildings they can't afford. But new numbers from the Portland Housing Bureau show the spike in rental rate […]
"Unequal access to rigorous math content is widening the gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers not only in the United States but in countries worldwide. The findings come from a study released Wednesday by the American Educational Research Association, which used data from the results of more than 300,000 students on the 2012 Pro […]