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Medium for nonprofits, explained

Why <i>now</i> is the moment to jump in with both of your nonprofit’s feet<p>By now you’ve heard of Medium. Maybe you read how Melinda Gates stays impatiently …

The Anti-Poverty Case for “Smart” Gentrification, Part 2

Poverty is heavily concentrated in a growing number of urban neighborhoods, which as we argued yesterday, is bad news for social mobility. By …

Gentrification

Are English Learners Neglected in Early Education?

In San Antonio’s Harlandale school district, pre-kindergarten students learn English and Spanish together. They help one another through instructions and assist each other in the language they are most familiar with, a structure that they’ll stick with until they reach sixth grade.<p>Similar programs …

Education

Young, Homeless—and Invisible

An upcoming documentary reveals the important role schools and teachers play in keeping some teens off the streets.<p>Caught between two equally undesirable alternatives—remaining in a difficult situation at home or going out into the city on her own—Kasey was forced into a decision no teen should …

Homelessness

Housing Enforcement Group Sues M&T Bank for Discrimination — ProPublica

One of the nation's largest banks discriminates against black, Latino and Asian homebuyers by offering lesser qualified white borrowers higher loan …

EdCentral

Education Policy

Access to dental care still a problem for low-income people in Wisconsin

Richard Lightsey, a dentist at the Milwaukee Health Service, treats patient Vicky Treadwell. Credit: Rick Wood<p>Feb. 09, 2015<p>SHARE<p>By of the Journal …

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health - DrexelNow

As inner-city school kids climb and swing at a state-of-the-art playground with a rain garden and trees, will their surroundings make a difference in …

Built Environment

Accuracy of Devices to Track Physical Activity Data

Create a free personal account to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more<p>Yes! Alert me when new content is …

The Anti-Poverty Case for “Smart” Gentrification, Part 1

Gentrification – the migration of wealthier people into poorer neighborhoods – is a contentious issue in most American cities. Many fear that even if …

How growing income inequality is hurting Social Security

Here’s another reason to be concerned about income inequality: it poses a direct threat to the already shaky fiscal health of Social Security, according to a report released Tuesday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.<p>The nation’s old-age pension and disability insurance program is …

Income Inequality

Do Microloans Really Help the Poor?

Yes, but they don't pull people out of poverty.<p>Microloans are small amounts of money lent to people all over the world whose needs aren't met by the formal banking system. Their role as a tool for poverty alleviation has been at the center of some debate. Now, six new studies have mounted evidence …

Money

Preschool Teachers Should Earn Like They Matter - The Atlantic

Picture this: A 4-year-old is in a sandbox, running sand and pebbles through a sieve. An adult is at his side, asking him to describe the speed of the moving sand, prompting him to compare the sizes of pebbles, and introducing words like "filter," "capture," and "sort." The adult is closely …

Child Care

Growing Up Poor Has Effects on Your Children Even If You Escape Poverty

106<p>SHARES<p>We have become more aware that Americans’ chances of upward economic mobility have, for decades, been a lot lower than Americans imagined, …

University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

Dinner is served in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua.<p>"You look like you're ready to have a great Dornsife neighborhood partnership meal! Am I right about it?" Rose Samuel-Evans asks the crowd at a free community dinner of chicken marsala and stuffed flounder hosted by Drexel …

Urban Design

IOMC receives initial funding to help eliminate health disparities in Chicago's underserved communities

Health Care

Friends with weight-loss benefits

Children born in South Los Angeles, where per capita income is $13,000, live on average 10 years less than children born in the affluent neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, according to the Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles. This is health inequality.<p>There are countless reasons for this gap. …

Weight Loss

Early Education Is Everyone's Issue

President Obama used his penultimate State of the Union to call for a significant expansion in college access and increased investments in early childhood. This follows his administration's efforts in the last two years to increase funding and investments in high quality preschool and early …

Todd Williams: Poverty is not destiny

Most people wouldn’t be surprised to learn there’s a high correlation between student achievement and poverty across our nation.<p>The same is true in …

Education

First Cross-Sector Youth Sports Plan Released to Help Serve the Needs of Children, Communities

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past two years, the Aspen Institute has convened more than 250 thought leaders in 10 …

EdCentral

Education Policy

Civil legal assistance saves money and helps people escape poverty

To continue progress, civil legal aid must be deployed more broadly in future efforts to combat poverty, and public resources for legal assistance …

Poverty

American Teen Girls Have More Pregnancies, Fewer Abortions: Study

A study published in <i>The Journal of Adolescent Health’</i>s February issue poses a curious question: If the rate of pregnancy per 1,000 teen girls in the …

Teen Pregnancy

To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

Carl Krawitt has watched his son, Rhett, now 6, fight leukemia for the past 4 1/2 years. For more than three of those years, Rhett has undergone round after round of chemotherapy. Last year he finished chemotherapy, and doctors say he is in remission.<p>Now, there's a new threat, one that the family …

Public Health

Affordable housing didn’t cause the financial crisis

Irresponsible lending might have been one of the many causes of the financial crisis -- but not just irresponsible lending to poor people, according to a new study.<p>"The large majority of mortgage dollars originated between 2002 and 2006 are obtained by middle- and high-income borrowers (not the …

Health Care