1 data embargo, 1 contest, 2 webinars & 5 poverty resources for you this week

News. Congress sets up for a turf war over poverty. Child poverty rates rose in Lansing, says a 2016 Kids Count report. A wealthy Virginia county is considering a plan that would concentrate low-income Hispanic students into two schools. The poor lack legal defense in Louisiana.   Data embargo (released this morning): The Census Bureau released […]

March 15 primary resources + 3 poverty updates + a dozen story examples

Tons of great stories this week. How can these ideas apply in your newsroom? News. Marriage won’t fix poverty. In fact, a quarter of married households with children live in poverty. Poor teens, especially boys, cite “economic despair” as a reason for dropping out of high school. And the career earnings of low-income graduates lag at […]

Budget updates + income segregation gap update + health insurance coverage data

News. Concentration of poverty in American schools. Oregon’s $15 minimum wage laws tests tiered raises. Missouri was selected for SNAP employment and a job training project. Poverty up and services down in Chicago’s black neighborhoods. Boston’s struggle with income segregation. Research:  In certain states, residents say their areas are good for minorities, Gallup says. Others don’t […]