"Low-income high school graduates were far less likely to enroll in higher education in 2013 than in 2008, a downward trend that came at the same time the Obama administration was pushing to boost college access and completion, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data."
"Hall says, when given the opportunity, states still find ways to camouflage the fact that most of their low-income, black and Latino students don't get a quality education. As evidence, she points to the most recent reading and math scores from the so-called 'Nation's Report Card.'"
"Even for the most academically gifted students from low-income families, applying for college can be an arduous process of self-education and overcoming common myths about affordability. My nonprofit college access program works with such students and their families every day in the poorest areas of Dallas, helping them decode the college application p […]
"The 64-year-old from Cleveland is among the 2 million older or disabled Americans who will have to find new coverage that accepts the subsidy as full premium payment or else pay for the shortfall. As beneficiaries explore options during the current Medicare enrollment period, there are only 227 such plans from which they can choose next year, 20 percen […]
"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 […]
"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 […]
"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."
"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."