This article examines data that shows rates of entrepreneurship in America are low compared to other industrialized nations. We explore possible explanations for this trend and examine a different theory for interpreting the numbers
The pros and cons of ban the box legislation, prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their criminal history in the early stages of the application process.
A new study shows that paying people may be the most effective way to help them quit smoking. Critics of this approach, however, argue that paying people to do things that are good for them may have a corrupting effect.
When it comes to savings, America is dead last. Why and what can we do about it?
Feeling cold feet around finals week? You aren’t alone. Test anxiety impacts 25-40 percent of people and has a surprisingly large impact on performance. Learn more about how test anxiety impacts grades, disrupts cognition and what to do about it.
Superintendents don’t get a lot of attention in discussions about education reform, that’s a big oversight according to Becca Bracy Knight, executive director of the Broad Center which runs superintendent training programs.
Article examines liberal and conservative perspectives on why the war on poverty failed to end poverty. Also includes more novel perspective that the war on poverty actually is working.
If my only metric for measuring the state of humanity was comment boards, I’d be concerned, to say the least. Luckily, it’s not.
The Jeremiah Program is helping single mothers and their children emerge from poverty through education and employment.
New study documents widespread diaper need among low-income families and accompanying physical, emotional and financial issues. Diaper banks are discussed as a method of relief. Experts weigh in on cost-saving potential of cloth diapers.
A new study looks a the link between high stakes testing and rates of ADHD diagnosis.
Since 2007, the number of Americans on SNAP has exploded, going from approximately 22 million people at the start of the recession in 2008 to more than 45 million in 2013.
Extensive media coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary leave the public with the perception that America is an increasingly dangerous place. But is that perception real?
Over the weekend, the FBI rescued 105 children in 76 cities around the country, victims of human trafficking. The Associated Press reports that the children were being pimped out to customers via a website called
New study shows that at the most competitive colleges in America, only 14 percent of students receive Pell Grants. Authors of the study suggest these findings should raise concerns about efforts to improve socio-economic diversity at college.
A new report examines the significant disparities in the education, economic well-being and health of children in the U.S. based on their race-ethnicity and whether or not their parents are immigrants.
ADHD medications have been shown to both improve focus and lower students grades. This article examines these seemingly contradictory findings.
A new Gallup report shows that one-third of single-parent households struggle to feed their families.
A flood in northern India left 57 women widows. A group has stepped in to assist with the support and care of these women and their children. Plight of widows in India and other countries is examined.
Food-stamp use rose 2.8 percent in the U.S. in April from a year earlier, with more than 15 percent of the U.S. population receiving benefits.
There is hope for the poor in the form of an innovative program called an Individual Development Account.
Stay-at-home moms can face some big challenges if they attempt to enter or re-enter the work force.
U.S. officials have been force-feeding detainees in response to a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Physicians worry about the physical and ethical implications.
While aid workers have been critical of these policies for many years, world leaders have only recently admitted that trade barriers exacerbated hunger and reduced economic development in Haiti and elsewhere, according to the Huffington Post.
Jim Bentley, a fifth-grade teacher at Foulks Ranch Elementary School in the Sacramento area, was struggling to come up with history lessons that would engage his students; a diverse group that included non-English speakers.
A shortage of math and science teachers could spell trouble for the economy, considering the projected growth of occupations that require skills in science, technology, engineering and math (commonly called STEM skills).
Narratives about the importance of whole foods dominate discussions about food, but these orientations may actually hurt those most at risk for obesity — the poor.
Chinese students protested after a government crack down on cheating in the educational system.
Analysis of data on out-of-wedlock birth in America based on analysis from Ta-Nehisi Coates for the Atlantic.
Teacher training programs in the United States are mediocre, according to new report, but critics suggest the report is unreliable because the research is incomplete and inaccurate.