WASHINGTON (AP) – Sometimes, all it takes is a $7 burrito gift card to get high school seniors to submit their college applications early. “You always have some students who say, `I don’t want to […]
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The median household income of residents in the Los Angeles metropolitan area held steady between 2011 and 2012, but the percentage of people living in poverty rose slightly over the same […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 46.5 million Americans — or […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California lawmakers are expected to approve on an on-time Democratic spending plan that includes a historic change in the school funding system to help poor and minority students. Lawmakers are expected […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Millions of dollars in financial aid is being unclaimed by California low-income students qualified for college. Only about half of the state’s high school seniors applied for federal and state financial aid last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A different way of calculating America’s poor by taking into account medical costs and work-related expenses finds a higher total than the government’s official count. This measure is aimed at providing a […]
NEW YORK (AP) – K’naan has kicked off a free concert in Central Park that also promises performances by Black Keys and Neil Young to call attention to poverty worldwide. Dubbed the Global Citizen Festival, […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined. A Census Bureau report released […]