Election focus: Economy, health care and education angles + tax data

News. Poverty may be down – in the way a roller coaster goes down for awhile. Is the income gap narrowing? Minnesota advocates hope to help the state’s “unrentables” to overcome their pasts. A few D.C. Metro stops make a big difference in lifespan and health outcomes. (Check out the cool map.) The Labor Department wants […]

More Census updates + black-white wage gaps + child migrant data

News. Could rising food prices hurt the U.S. more than oil shocks? Speaking of energy insecurity, read more about the psychological toll of not having sufficient electricity, heat and cooling. And here’s an abbreviated history of the school lunch in America. This is why virtual reality tech matters, especially in rural schools. Back to the election – […]

Census news conference today + #povertynow chat today + 2016 Guidestar report

News. The U.S. hunger risk rate has fallen to the lowest spot since before the recession. In rural America, a good dentist is hard to find. Financial aid barrierslimit college access for undocumented students. Salt Lake City is looking for solutions to its affordable housing crisis. Poor families in Boston face energy insecurity that leads to […]

Census Bureau webinar + facts about American workers + standard of living rating

News. Chart out the geography of U.S. inequality. Six million children are chronically absent from U.S. schools – and there are long-term consequences. Free college isn’t enough for first-generation students. Teen birth rates dropped in Wyoming with education and birth control. Chicago is trying to tackle youth unemployment and its consequences. How Michigan’s automated computer system […]