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Childhood poverty: majority of U.S. public school students eligible for free or reduced lunch

Rising income inequality in the U.S. has produced a startling statistic: 51% of U.S. public school children in pre-K through 12th grade were eligible under the federal program for free and reduced-price lunches in the 2012-201...
by Adriana Maestas
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House votes to block funding for immigration executive action

Today the House of Representatives voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security with measures that block protections for undocumented immigrants. According to USA Today: “House members voted 236-191 to pass a $40 bil...
by Adriana Maestas
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Net Metering Raises Inequity Concerns Amid Solar Transition

Many Americans like to say that “if you work hard, you’ll get ahead,” but fewer and fewer of us actually think so.  A recent poll found that only 42 percent of our fellow Americans agree with that statement, down from 53...
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President Obama to propose plans for 2 years of free community college

President Obama announced on Thursday that he is proposing a program that would pay the community college tuition of students who are making steady progress toward degree completion. According to the White House, the program wo...
by Adriana Maestas
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Sabio software developer program trains women & minorities for careers in tech

Right before the holidays I had the opportunity to watch a cohort of seven adults, six Latinos and one African American, graduate from Los Angeles-based Sabio software developer bootcamp. This 13 week bootcamp program is unique...
by Adriana Maestas
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ITFA Lives to Fight Another Day

As the holiday gift that keeps on giving, the Cromnibus, passed in the final hours of the 113th Congress, once again extended the moratorium on Internet access taxes for another year.  Though a permanent solution has yet to be...
by Kristal High
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Senate passes bill expanding drug war with Transnational Drug Trafficking Act

On Monday, the Senate passed the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act, which expands the war on drugs. This law gives the Justice Department the authority to prosecute drug traffickers from foreign countries. The law also ensures...
by Adriana Maestas
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Green 2.0: Breaking the Green Ceiling

“It is essential for us to have a diverse workforce. Our job is to create a healthy and clean environment for our communities, especially for low-income and communities of color who are typically affected by pollution.” ~EP...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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