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Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

| February 26, 2019
Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS in kindergarten through the 12th grade who are homeless has increased by 70 percent over the last decade, according to new federal data that also suggests it shows no signs of slowing.

The report, published this month by the National Center for Homeless Education, housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides a three-year snapshot of homeless from the 2014-15 school year through the 2016-17 school year using federal data reported annually to the Department of Education by states.

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Judge rejects effort to block vote on Arizona school voucher law. See related stories here

| January 31, 2018
Judge rejects effort to block vote on Arizona school voucher law. See related stories here

A lawsuit seeking to invalidate a voter referendum that is blocking Arizona’s massive new school voucher program was thrown out by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge who said voucher backers have no right to sue, according to a ruling made public (Jan. 30).

Margaret Mahoney’s order is a major victory for the grassroots group of parents and teachers that collected signatures to block the law

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The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

| August 8, 2014
The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

By May-Ying Lam Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson: “You know, when I was on food stamps as a kid, I was a good kid who probably wouldn’t have taken to crime. But if I was hungry enough, I might have shoplifted a can of tuna or some spaghetti. But I didn’t have to. We […]

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Investing in People as an Economic Growth Strategy – a link to the achievement gap

| July 30, 2014
Investing in People as an Economic Growth Strategy – a link to the achievement gap

By Jeffrey M. Lacker July 13 It might not be obvious why the president of a Federal Reserve Bank would be interested in workforce development — what does it have to do with interest rates and inflation? But workforce development is intimately related to part of the Fed’s legislative mandate, which is promoting maximum employment. […]

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