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Poverty

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  • Highland School honored for key academic gains

    Highland School honored for key academic gains
    Highland Elementary School will be one of two Illinois schools honored next month for having a high percentage of children from low-income families who experienced significant academic improvement. The recognition will take place during the National...
  • Education initiatives applauded

    Education initiatives applauded
    The alarming poverty statistics of public school students further highlight the income inequality of our country. Simply put, low-income students come from low-income homes — many of which are single parent families with mothers as the head of the...
  • The recipe to beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    The recipe to beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    I admire the passion and eloquence of perennial mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls. He was the first of the four challengers to incumbent Rahm Emanuel to jump in and mix it up during Tuesday morning's debate in front of the Tribune Editorial Board,...
  • The danger of putting so many people in prison

    The danger of putting so many people in prison
    As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different. It is surprisingly easy for...
  • Consumer advocates call for cheaper auto insurance for low-income residents in Maryland

    Consumer advocates call for cheaper auto insurance for low-income residents in Maryland
    Automobile insurance in Baltimore and other cities across the country is prohibitively expensive for low-income drivers, particularly those who have financed a vehicle, according to a report released Monday by the Consumer Federation of America....
  • Seminar underscores need for collaboration among nonprofits

    Seminar underscores need for collaboration among nonprofits
    For those who work in social services, the silos have begun to fade from view. Prompted by the most recent economic downturn, nonprofits that once vied for every available funding penny — functioning essentially as independent entities, or silos...
  • Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City

    Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City
    Though the calendar and the weather forecasters say it's winter, there's a hint of spring in Hartford's step. High-end apartments are sprouting. A Double-A minor-league ballpark is in the offing. School scores are rising. Crime is being tamped down. The...
  • Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled

    Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled
    Mitt Romney's announcement that he is pondering a third run for the White House with a focus on fighting income inequality and poverty presents a host of challenges that would appear to be particularly difficult for Romney to surmount. After running...
  • Romney strikes a new tone for 2016, but is this the real Mitt?

    Romney strikes a new tone for 2016, but is this the real Mitt?
    Mitt Romney stepped back into the political arena Friday night, reborn as a prospective presidential candidate with a message almost as surprising as his apparent desire to run again for the White House. From the man pilloried for describing 47...
  • Let Romney's rebranding begin: Anti-poverty warrior? Cyborg?

     Let Romney's rebranding begin: Anti-poverty warrior? Cyborg?
    Rising like a well-coiffed, buttoned-down phoenix from the ashes of his wildly unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has politely expressed interest in running again. But this time, he and his handlers assert, it will not be the same Mitt...
  • The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds

    The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds
    About half of American adults have no retirement account beyond Social Security, 4 in 10 don’t have a credit card, and 1 in 5 lack a checking account. Statistics like that paint a picture of the widespread nature of financial insecurity in the U....