Safety-net benefits decrease as recipients’ income increases, but the result can be an overall drop in resources—sometimes so sharp that it feels like falling off a cliff.
When inequality is high, does being at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder push students to work harder to climb the rungs, or do some just give up hope?
A pilot effort offering an incentivized savings program, financial education, and advising on paying for college takes stock of student uptake and retention rates after the first year.
The harm to families, children, and society as a whole when SNAP benefits are reduced or eliminated too suddenly is multifaceted and far ranging.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education and mayors of six U.S. cities are collaborating to build a better system of education for the 21st century.
Immigrants represent a small fraction of Maine’s population, but they are vital to the state’s economic future. A cross-sector group is finding ways to attract and integrate newcomers.