President Biden's “Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing, and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety" contains several ideas that would exacerbate the criminal legal system’s harmful consequences for Black and brown communities.
As the result of bi-partisan negotiations, Congress arrived this week at a $1.1 trillion federal omnibus budget agreement that sets spending levels for each federal program. This post summarizes how the budget affects postsecondary education.
On January 14, 2014, Congress unveiled an omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2014, which began on October 1, 2013. This was the next step in the budget deal agreed to last October to reopen the government after 16 days…
Supporting healthy children isn't just about health coverage for kids. Covering parents is good for children too. Parents' access to health care supports effective parenting, while untreated physical and mental health problems can get in the way. The whol
More than one in four young children under age 6 in the United States have at least one parent who speaks a language other than English, and one in seven has at least one parent who is limited English proficient (LEP).
Literacy, Numeracy, and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments Among U.S. Adults: First Lookexamines basic skills by demographic and other socioeconomic factors, including race, educational attainment, foreign status, and age.
In exciting news for earned sick days and paid family and medical leave advocates across the country, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has issued a policy statement supporting steps to create paid leave policies.
Much attention has been paid in the last few weeks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), so-called Obamacare. So far, most of that discussion has ranged from the launch of the federal website to the overall effectiveness of the ACA in providing healthcare ins
Unfortunately, most low-income African American and Hispanic children cannot access the kinds of transformative educational opportunities necessary to put them on a path to college and, eventually, out of poverty and into the middle class. Nationally, onl
"Being labeled ‘at risk' is like being voted least likely to succeed. For where there is no faith in your future success, there is no real effort to prepare you for it," says Carol Brunson Day, one of the many experts to contribute commentary to…