"With a $2 billion budget surplus and a ranking in pre-K access that continually lags other states, Minnesota could find no better time to make the necessary investments to reach its stated goal that all children are school-ready at kindergarten entry."
"Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and declared 'it to be the policy of the United States to provide financial assistance to school districts serving areas with concentrations of children from low-income families.' Seems straightforward, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, over the last few decades, Con […]
"The gap between rich and poor in most developing countries has reached its highest level in 30 years, with economic growth disproportionately benefiting higher-income groups while leaving lower-income groups behind, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says in a new report."
"A top federal official says the state of Florida can likely expect $1 billion in the budget year that begins July 1 for a key health-care program known as the Low Income Pool, according to a letter dated Thursday. That would amount to about half of the amount the state currently receives."
"State senators voted Tuesday afternoon to expand a tax credit that benefits hundreds of thousands of low-income workers and quickly found themselves in a standoff with Governor Charlie Baker over how to pay for it. The Senate legislation, which would increase the state’s earned income tax credit by half, would pay for the move by freezing in place the […]
"According to a new report, growing up in Fairfield County has a negative effect on low-income children. 'The Equality of Opportunity Project' sheds light on how where a child grows up affects their financial success later in life by comparing counties in the United States–and in Connecticut, Tolland County is a child's best bet while Fai […]
"A minimum wage earner in Massachusetts making $9 an hour would have to work 110 hours a week to reasonably afford an average two-bedroom apartment in the state, according to an annual report. The 2015 report, from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, bases its calculations on how much a household would need to earn to keep costs associated with r […]
"Amid state cuts in higher education funding and modest increases in federal grant aid eclipsed by rising tuition, African-American, Latino and low-income students like Stone must borrow to get a degree, according to a new report from liberal think tank Demos."
"Public colleges are becoming increasingly less accessible to low-income and in-state students, instead attempting to lure those in less need with merit aid, according to a new report. While part of the trend stems from schools needing to draw in more revenue in the face of state budget cuts, they're also engaging in a self-perpetuating arms race t […]
"While the Nevada Legislature has been grabbing headlines in recent weeks with a series of education reform bills, you might have missed the 'report card' released by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation revealing how Nevada schools are woefully neglecting gifted students from low-income backgrounds. It analyzed state-level policies and actual stude […]