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Poverty

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  • A federal funding fight over D.C. vouchers

    WASHINGTON Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to protect the D.C. school voucher system, a GOP pet program championed by Speaker John A. Boehner and others. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans are gearing up to move forward on...
  • Minority families struggle to break out of poverty, study finds

    Minority families struggle to break out of poverty, study finds
    A generation from now, minority workers are expected to make up the majority of the American workforce. But today, their families are far more likely to be poor than their white counterparts, according to an analysis of Census data released Monday....
  • Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success

    Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success
    In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called "Moynihan's Scissors": Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors' blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The...
  • As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store

    As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store
    The skeptics didn't think a Whole Foods could ever work in Detroit. They also didn't think a Whole Foods could deliver change to a city plagued by poverty, blight, crime and unemployment. Yet in the 11/2 years since the market opened, the aisles have...
  • US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts

    US Education Secretary: Pa. has largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts — and that must change. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that high-...
  • Pennsylvania's spending gap between rich, poor schools cited

    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts — and that must change. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that high-poverty school districts spent...
  • GOP bill would cover catastrophic health care costs for some

    A Republican bill touted as an alternative to the governor's plan to expand Medicaid to 70,000 low-income Montanans would create a state fund to cover "catastrophic" health care costs for some adults who do not have children. Rep. Art Wittich presented...
  • Economic Indicators of Egypt's economy ahead of conference

    Egypt is making its most ambitious push to lure foreign and private investors, hoping to propel growth and provide employment after four years of turmoil that have brutalized the economy since the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak....
  • University of Chicago expanding labs to tackle urban issues

    University of Chicago expanding labs to tackle urban issues
    The University of Chicago will expand its vaunted labs model to include new "urban" labs designed to use academic research to tackle problems in Chicago and other cities. Building on the success of the school's crime and education labs, U. of C. is...
  • We need to remember Archbishop Romero, 35 years later

    We need to remember Archbishop Oscar Romero 35 years after his assassination on March 24, 1980. Romero's political evolution took place once he was named to head the Catholic Church in El Salvador. He was transferred to the capital San Salvador, where...
  • State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work

    State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work
    Two fresh-faced UCLA law students met Carlis Pegues with a smile, eagerly leading the frail, 64-year-old woman into a cramped office to hear her troubles. Pegues, they learned, is locked in a dispute with her landlord, who she says is attempting to...