It's a well-known fact that poor kids have a harder time getting into college. But what's not talked about as much is that when they do get in, they have an even harder time graduating.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A firefighter in Texas, who was shocked to realize his wife and son were involved in a crash he was called to, woke up to another surprise — Taylor Swift had donated $15,000 to their medical funds.
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., cut the ribbon on his new district office in Savannah on Friday.
During World War II, when thousands were starving in Europe, University of Minnesota researchers were trying to learn how to safely help them recover. So they undertook a study in which 36 healthy young men volunteered to starve themselves for research.
Family-friendly policies are meant to help parents balance jobs and family, and help women, in particular, help support their families by staying in the work force.
ORANGE, Texas — On May 24, Lt. Eric Ellison had to tell 18-year-old Kazzie Porter that his parents were killed by a drunk driver less than a week before he was to graduate from high school.
Thanks to the Internet and mobile phones, millions of people now have access to bank accounts — from merchants in Tanzania to dairy farmers in India.
While the homeless are often overlooked or ignored by society, their stories are coming to a screen near you.
The double whammy of poverty and exposure to air pollution can lower a child's IQ, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health.
Good news for the class of 2015: It appears to be graduating into the strongest job market in almost a decade.
“As of today, I am officially Ebola free,” declared former President Bill Clinton before the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Clinton recently visited Liberia, but he arrived three days before the country was officially declared free of the Ebola virus (May 9), and so he had to go through all the official protocols to be sure he was Ebola free before being allowed in public.
A lot of things make it easier to get a job — education, experience, networks — but one of the biggest factors is just how easy, or difficult, it is for a person to get around.
The idea of global aid — giving a family a cow, or chickens, or micro-credit loans to start a small business — sounds like a good idea. But Dean Karlan wanted to know if it really works.
Will there be jobs for college grads in the future — and if so, which jobs?
Most people rarely think about Social Security before age 60. That is unfortunate, because many workers need Social Security benefits long before they reach retirement. Also, calculations that determine benefit amounts are based on a person’s complete work history, often extending back to part-time jobs in high school or college.
The Supreme Court ruled recently that the indirect testimonies of children can be used in abuse cases, specifically conversations teachers have with young children who ...
The financial debacle that is Greece may not be so gloomy for one sector of its beleagured economy: tourism.
Too much of a good thing may be wonderful, but it turns out that when it comes to money, more of it doesn't make ...
Data from the United Nation's 2015 report on global poverty is out showing the number of poor people is growing thanks to an evolving ...
“Poor doors” — the separate building entrance for low-income renters living in New York City’s high-income housing — are no more.
Since the Great Depression, the number of communities in concentrated poverty has doubled, and the public school funding system's reliance on property taxes is ...
The easiest way to stop germs from getting in your house is to leave your shoes at the door. A new study found 40 percent ...
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