Child poverty is down, but Michigan children are still suffering

Childhood poverty in Michigan has decreased in recent years, but people living near the poverty line still face many hardships. About 444,100 children, or 20…

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Race, Place and Policy Matter in Education

In the growing clamor for education reform in Michigan—by current state leaders and those who hope to be elected this fall—the inescapable truth of deep…

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods

Does the neighborhood you grow up in determine how far you move up the economic ladder? A new online data tool being made public October 1,…

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Michigan Communities With the Highest Poverty Rate

One of seven Michiganders lived below the poverty line in 2017, but those numbers vary considerably by county and community, according to Census data Last week,…

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What It’s Like to Be Poor

Even in one of the richest countries in the world, poverty remains a seemingly intractable problem. Still, the stories of those struggling to get by…

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