How better data can help state and local leaders meet the needs of infants and toddlers

Communities need to understand the characteristics of infants, toddlers, and their families to tailor programs that serve them.

Early child care and education would face steep cuts under the Trump administration’s budget proposal

If Congress adopted the administration’s funding priorities, federal spending on children would be 6 percent lower over the next 10 years.

How new competency frameworks can help US policymakers and employers boost apprenticeships

Well-defined occupational frameworks can simplify the development and approval of apprenticeships.

Six ways the changing nature of work challenges the safety net

The broad social safety net no longer functions for many workers, particularly those with low wages.

71 million US adults have debt in collections

Having debt in collections can lower credit scores, which can have a long-lasting impact on Americans' livelihoods.

Census 2020: Ensuring “hard-to-count” Asian Americans count at the federal, state, and local levels

Decisions to disaggregate data or not—and the funding allocations required to make that possible—have real consequences for underserved populations.

Current policies show that family preservation is a fundamental American value

The policy of family separation was in direct contrast with other policies that acknowledge the importance of preserving families.

Why do some states enforce charity regulations more than others?

A suit filed against the Trump Foundation has highlighted the role states play in regulating charities.

Calling the police for #LivingWhileBlack is a consequence of segregation

Underlying the issue of racial profiling is the impact of segregation on the American economy and society.

Wealth is not just for the wealthy

We’re wealthier now than we’ve ever been — but it’s mainly people at the top who are benefiting.