Many of these schools are improving, but the persistent stigma against them contributes to segregation.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A giant middle finger sculpture rises in Vermont … Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee’s “clean energy smart deal” … and speeding up N.Y.’s sluggish subways.
A mailer sent to low-income students with that promise led to a major jump in enrollment at the University of Michigan, according to a new study.
The move could signal a shift in the long, contentious relationship between teachers’ unions and these privately run schools.
A new federal complaint with a unique argument accuses the state of Rhode Island of failing to provide students with the skills they need to participate effectively in a democracy.
But student debt remains a burden.
2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER | Tara Bergfeld, principal legislative research assistant, Tennessee Comptroller’s Office
COMMENTARY | Washington has not adequately modernized federal laws; that leaves state and local leaders, who are uniquely positioned to help bridge the gap between public policy and sustainable work for families.
Young adults who find themselves homeless often require a different approach and set of services. Urban Institute's Serena Lei looks at the issue in the nation's capital and beyond.
Analysis from the federal government found that high-poverty schools were less likely to offer classes that adequately prepare students for college.
Children in some states scored better than others in engaging in physical activities, a report finds. National guidelines recommend kids engage in active play or exercise at least an hour a day.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | N.Y. Gov. Cuomo heads into deteriorating tunnel … San Francisco accounting errors … and ACLU sues judge over countywide homeless camp ban.
Looking at indicators of the economy, health and human capital across 19 states in the middle of America.
There are more college-educated Americans than jobs requiring that level of education, according to the Urban Institute.
Govs. John Hickenlooper and John Kasich appeared together at an event focused on “forgotten Americans.”
There's widespread confusion over which programs are reimbursable, according to the federal Government Accountability Office.
Evidence suggests that civilians would be unlikely to effectively counter-attack an active shooter, according to a review of studies on violent attacks for the Rockefeller Institute of Government.
New research shows public educators face a growing “compensation penalty.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Tropical Storm Gordon moves onshore … Chicago mayor’s big re-election news … a big test for Denver’s new wireless alert … and Maine files Medicaid expansion plan.
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