Visibility for women of color is the crucial first step toward equality

Without visibility, the unique struggles of women of color are absorbed by the larger groups to which they belong.

States can lead the way in making college affordable

Many states are developing innovative strategies to break down financial barriers for students.

Unequal access to calculus could hinder low-income and black students

Recent Urban Institute analysis shows that 1 in 5 black students attend schools that don’t offer calculus.

What have we learned from three studies of private school choice?

Research on private school choice has focused on short-term outcomes like test scores and parent satisfaction.

The demographics of income-driven student loan repayment

Who are the growing number of student loan borrowers opting for income-driven repayment plans?

Beyond serving more children, higher spending on child care assistance could enhance quality of care

Federal funding for child care assistance is set to increase by $5.8 billion, but how will state agencies spend new funds?

SNAP’s model is working, but to further reduce food insecurity, it needs a boost—not a funding cut

The administration’s budget proposal includes a $213 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

What does it mean for SNAP to remove people from poverty?

A recent Urban Institute analysis found that SNAP removed 8.4 million people from poverty in 2015.

Administration’s budget proposal could be a double-edged sword for child support

Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.

Who uses income-driven student loan repayment?

Enrollment in income-driven repayment plans has increased substantially over the past five years.