Poverty

 
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The inefficiency of love

By D.C. Innes
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Poverty | New York is a city of 8 million souls—55,000 of them, just over one-half of 1 percent, are homeless. But it’s still a lot of people, and a lot of…

Seeking a better climate for the world’s poor

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate Change | Scientists and religious leaders sign a declaration criticizing global climate change policies

Why are low-income students more likely to skip school?

By Laura Edghill
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Education | While the classic ’80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off glamorized the act of truancy as an upper-class suburban prank, the hard truth is that it’s anything…

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

By Emily Scheie
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Education | High-school students don’t usually see cash rewards for school success until their education helps them secure a job. But New York City and Memphis, Tenn.,

The power of words in the life of a single mom

The power of words in the life of a single mom

By Angela Lu
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Pro-Life Reality | Megan Dancisak shares what not to say to a mother who’s trying her hardest on her own

Can technology teach parents to talk to their kids?

Can technology teach parents to talk to their kids?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Children from poorer families might have fewer clothes or toys, but studies have shown they probably also lack something money can’t buy: exposure to words.

Poverty-fighting ministries in eastern Kentucky?

By Jamie Dean
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Poverty | The suggestion box is open for an upcoming story I’m working on regarding poverty in Appalachia. Here’s the background: In 1964, President Lyndon B.

Paul Ryan: Help people help themselves

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Poverty | WASHINGTON—Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., revealed his new proposal for poverty reform Thursday: Let local charities help the poor first, with government…

Pennsylvania issues draft notices, a century late

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of wacky news

The never-ending war on poverty

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Poverty | WASHINGTON—President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared a “war on poverty” in January 1964. Fifty years later, Congress is still debating…

Missing the mark

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | The $20 trillion War on Poverty has barely dented the poverty rate. Expert Jennifer Marshall says we can do better

Cultivating change

By Daniel James Devine
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Hope Award | Rural ministry in Michigan earns Midwest regional victory

 
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