Kids Count Data: Overall child well-being improves, but big racial disparities continue

By Stell Simonton, YouthToday The number of children in the United States increased by more than 9 million in 30 years, with most of that increase among children of color in southern and western states. The figures were presented in the latest Kids Count Data Book released June 17, a data collection published by the Annie E. Casey […]

An interview with Professors Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane

Editor’s note: If you are interested in how poverty affects young people and their educational opportunities, I’d like recommend  Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Outcomes, edited by Greg Duncan (U.C.-Irvine) and Richard Murnane (Harvard University). This volume explores how rising inequality is compromising the capacity of public schools to provide our nation’s youth with opportunities for […]