Poverty

Jon Queally, staff writer
As it turns out, there's no high-stakes test that can account for this. A new study released on Friday shows that more than half of students enrolled in U.S. public schools live in poverty, a measurement that the report's authors say places the U.S. on the road to overall social decline. Released by the Southern Education Foundation, the new...
Jon Queally, staff writer
As record-breaking cold weather sweeps across the nation this week, reports...
Paul Kiel, ProPublica
More than a century ago, Alabama enshrined a basic protection in the state's...

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At a Funeral For A Home commemorating "the slow decline and gradual rebirth" of a West Philadelphia neighborhood and the lives therein, the Unique Miracle Drill Team marched, the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Choir sang "Precious memories, how they linger," and residents gathered to celebrate the long life of a lone rowhouse and, with its demolition, "return its brick, mortar, wood, and steel back into the earth.” The resurrection-themed communal ceremony, in one of five nationwide neighborhoods...