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Sub-Urban Experience: Criticized for Poverty Tourism
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



Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012
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

Set of Skills Students Taught In School Associated With Race, Class Size
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

Investor Role in Acquiring Foreclosed Boston Properties
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

Prison Education Can Prevent Recession and Boost Employment
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

Breastfeeding-Friendly Airports in the U.S.
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

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Can Help Children and Families Cope
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

Gunshot Injuries: Leading Cause of Deaths among Youth in the US
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

Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, Bullying
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

Problem-Solving Education May Curtail Parental Stress Post-ASD Diagnosis
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






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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