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The Sub-Urban Experience, a course in applied homelessness run by Mike Momany, has been severely criticized for capitalizing on the plight of the homeless.
Momany asserts that his business is a...more
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012.
The report finds that SNAP...more
A University of Kansas research finds range of skills students taught in school is linked to race and class size.
The study is not pointing judgment at states or districts that are found were...more
Urban Institute releases new study on "The Role of Investors in Acquiring Foreclosed Properties in Boston," which pursues investigation on how the activities of investors are likely to affect the...more
A new RAND Corporation report finds that prison inmates who have undergone general education and vocational training are less likely to return to prison post-discharge and are more likely to find...more
A study that examined 100 U.S. airports revealed that few provided a suitably equipped, private lactation room for breastfdeeding mothers, even though most described themselves as being breastfeeding...more
In an evidence-based review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), delineates the current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and best practices for pediatricians,...more
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis researchers indicate that gunshot injuries among children and adolescents, while scarce, are more severe, costly and...more
In Urban Institute's July 2013 final report about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology, more than a quarter of youth in a relationship said they experienced some...more
According to a study led by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues, problem-solving education (PSE) may scale down parental stress and depressive...more