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Poverty

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  • Allentown's new Building 21 principal was once a low-income teen mother

    Allentown's new Building 21 principal was once a low-income teen mother
    Allentown School District has chosen an educator who was once a low-income teen mother to lead Building 21 Allentown, the new high school it will open this fall. Janine Mathesz, who has worked as a principal and college professor, said she is excited to...
  • UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led away

    North Carolina public university leaders decided Friday to kill an anti-poverty center headed by a sharp critic of Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus police,...
  • When is it OK to drop people from a health care coverage expansion? In the new budget, maybe?

    Could the General Assembly's revision of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's pilot program to cover some mental health and medical care for 20,000 low income Virginians with serious mental illness leave them in the same jam they feared landing in if they agreed to...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. AND THE WINNER IS ... J.K. Simmons has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for "Whiplash." The 87th Academy Awards are airing live on...
  • Pope, Merkel discuss Ukraine and fight against poverty

    Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the fight against poverty during a private audience on Saturday. The meeting was the second between the two since Francis' election as pope. The Vatican described...
  • Student debt relief should be a part of new war against poverty

    Student debt relief should be a part of new war against poverty
    Matt Bruenig, a writer at the think tank Demos, has a very interesting theory about poverty. He points out that poverty declines as people age. Much of it is simply due to the life cycle of earnings -- as people get older, they earn more money. Earnings...
  • Whites have a role in the plight of black families

    Whites have a role in the plight of black families
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American...
  • Orland School District 135 outreach extends to poor countries

    Orland School District 135 outreach extends to poor countries
    Orland Park may be a small blip on the map at only 22 square miles. However, locally and in some remote locations around the globe, we are making a world of difference. During an Orland School District 135 Board meeting Feb. 9 honoring outstanding...
  • Housing Moratorium In Newington Slammed

    NEWINGTON -- Economic Development Director Andy Brecher condemned a zoning board proposal for a one-year moratorium on high-density housing, saying it would stifle much-needed local economic development. "The moratorium is essentially a copout,"...
  • In speech, Ohio governor makes pitch to help the poor

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) is making his pitch to state lawmakers to do more to help residents move out of poverty. In his two-year state budget, the Republican governor has proposed a way to let lower income families keep child-care subsidies as...
  • Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

    The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study....