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Atlanta Works to Put Hundreds of Homeless into Homes
An Atlanta initiative aims to help hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people get off the streets and into homes of their own. Atlanta's efforts in tackling homelessness...more



Links in Residential Location, Transportation Access and Employment Outcomes between Housing Voucher Recipients
Gathering information from the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing program (MTO) and the Welfare to Work Voucher program (WTW), a new Urban Institute study delves into the connection between...more

New Study Examines Efforts to Reduce Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
Findings from the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine explore the excess infant mortality in the US South. The findings, according to lead investigator Ashley H. Hirai, PhD,...more

Income Mixing Across Neighborhood and Geographic Scales
An Urban Institute report takes on a planning and policy tool called income mixing indicating the rationale, trends, policies, practice, and research for more inclusive neighborhoods and metropolitan...more

Despite Economic Growth Reports, Africa Still Snared in Poverty
According to the largest survey of African citizens, the Afrobarometer, an independent, nonpartisan research project co-founded by Michael Bratton, University Distinguished Professor at MSU, Africa...more

Research Finds Competition Can Spur Homeless to Save More
A research paper entitled titled "Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter" details at the saving behavior of the working homeless. The authors of the study...more

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CLASP reports that the number of children, from infancy to five years of age, living in poverty in the United States has been increasing. Nearly 6 million young children are living in poor...more

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating among Children
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more

Cost, Fear and Lack of Information as Barriers to Learning CPR among Minorities
In a latest research in the American Heart Association journal, called Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, leading barriers to learning and performing CPR usage include cost, fear and a...more

Study Proves Children Grasp Math More Quickly with Visual and Concrete Models
New research from Concordia University suggests that in order for students to understand math, teachers must make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples. The research's...more






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DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America

DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America
Steve Mariotti, Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, writes about Dagim, a high school senior recognized as...



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