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Report: 40 Percent Of Kids In Pa.'s Public Schools Classified As Low IncomeA new report reveals the majority of America's public school students now come from low-income families.
Online Education Provides Gateway To Jobs For Those Living In PovertyTechnology is changing the lives of the 28% of Philadelphia's citizens living in poverty.
Survey Ranks Local College Second In The Country For Social MobilityThe study used five criteria to determine a school’s social mobility score: tuition, percentage of low-income students, graduation rate, median early career salary and the size of the school’s endowment.
Gov. Corbett Secures 9 Insurers For Medicaid AlternativeGovernor Corbett announced, yesterday, that nine insurers have signed on to provide health coverage for low income Pennsylvanians.
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-Income Housing In Philly There was a soul-stirring celebration today in North Philadelphia as Project HOME cut the ribbon on the $16 million affordable housing project built in partnership with a non-profit founded by rocker Jon Bon Jovi.
Study: Attending Pre-Kindergarten May Lead To Healthier Adult LifeResearchers suspect that the stability of five years of pre-K may have shielded the children against stress and health risks of growing up poor.
Time Is Running Out To Apply For Program That Allows Homeowners To Defer Portion Of Real Estate TaxesLow-income Philadelphia homeowners have less than a month left to apply for a program that lets them defer a portion of their real estate taxes.
President Obama Committed To Helping Low-Income Students Get Into CollegePresident Barack Obama spent Thursday meeting with university presidents around the country, asking for an expansion in access to higher education.
Rates Of Internet Access Lagging For Elderly And Low Income Philadelphia ResidentsThe Pew Charitable Trust conducted the poll during the summer of 2013 using a random sample of Philadelphia adults over 18.
Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low IncomesSeveral health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Failure Is Not An OptionDespite budget problems, poverty, and little parent participation, <em>Public Agenda</em> reports on what makes for success at Ohio’s nine high poverty, high-achieving schools.
Education By Zip CodesA new study by Jonathan Rothwell at the Brookings Institution identified areas where high levels of economic segregation show the large gaps in education between low-income students and other students.
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