September 10, 2011

The MetroTrends Week in Review

The country focused this week on employment and schooling as elected officials, candidates, and their constituents debated ways to create jobs and educate the workforce. The Urban Institute’s MetroTrends bloggers followed suit:

  • Margaret Simms describes the steps needed to make the President’s jobs proposal succeed.
  • Jennifer Comey and Michel Grosz ponder why nearly 22% of District of Columbia high school students leave school early.
  • UI Academy for Public Policy and Analysis college students examine the achievement gap, Head Start, and food access.
  • Rich Johnson describes the challenges facing the unemployed seniors.

The MetroTrends blog offers expert insight into today’s most pressing economic concerns. If you find us helpful, let others know. And come back on Monday!  

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