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Study: Poor children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West

A majority of students in public schools throughout the American South and West are low-income for the first time in at least four decades, according to a new study that details a demographic shift with broad implications for the country.<p>The analysis by the Southern Education Foundation, the …

Poverty increasing in public schools

Low-income students made up at least half the public school student population in 17 states in 2011, a marked increase from 2000, when four states topped 50 percent. Read related article.<p>Source: Southern Education Foundation | The Washington Post October 16, 2013

Food stamp benefits going down before the holidays

Millions of American families could face a sparse holiday table when food stamps benefits get reduced in November, and that could be just the start of deeper cuts to the program to feed poor families.<p>The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is …

PRESS Pass: A Look Inside Amazon with Brad Stone

Brad Stone says that, in spite of all the doubters and questions, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ remarkable drive has made his website and company so successful.<p>“People didn’t believe in Amazon and Jeff Bezos for a long time,” the senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek told David Gregory. “He was …