How Three Community Colleges Are Accelerating Students’ Time to Completion

Community colleges and their students have a shared interest in accelerated learning.

When Targeting Food Insecurity, Don’t Forget Teens and College Students

School resuming after the holidays can be a welcome return for young people facing food insecurity.

Kentucky Addresses a Key Weakness in Many Prison Apprenticeship Programs

Job seekers recently released from prison face challenges that make landing a job extremely difficult.

Using Data Walks to Spur Community Conversations around the Realities of Food Insecurity

Last summer, Urban researchers traveled to six communities across the US to host community conversations on disrupting food insecurity.

Why We Need to Reach Young People Who Are Disconnected from School and Work

Young Americans ages 16 to 24 spend a significant portion of their time disconnected from work and school.

Innovative Analytics Could Inform Efforts to Help Workers with Disabilities Stay Employed

A new tool could provide the Social Security Administration a better picture of a person’s functional abilities.

New Data Show about 1 in 10 Adults Turns To Charitable Food Assistance

How much do we know about individuals and families who use charitable food assistance?

Tech-Enhanced Instruction May Help College Students Succeed—But There Is More to Learn

A new Urban Institute report finds potential for technology-enhanced instruction, but the results do not hold in community colleges.

Colder States Would Lose More SNAP Benefits under Proposed Changes

A proposal would change the way states consider utility costs, which can include winter heating bills, when determining eligibility for SNAP.

Public Workers Not Covered by Social Security Face Greater Burdens in Financing Retirement

Lawmakers in dozens of states have reduced pension benefits for workers including firefighters and teachers.