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In crafting truancy policies, some states are acknowledging barriers to attending school and finding promising alternatives to punishment.
A new Urban Institute report finds that many landlords routinely reject voucher holders before meeting them.
The White House Council of Economic Advisers analyzed a single month of data to argue for additional work requirements for SNAP participants.
A new survey shows how local workforce development boards are aiming to help low-income parents.
When damage falls below an eligibility threshold, households can be left behind by disaster recovery efforts.
Compared with repeat buyers, first-timers have dominated the mortgage market for the past 10 years.
The school is a bold, public experiment in whole-family community intervention, and it is rooted in strong evidence and a proven model.
New evidence reveals characteristics of borrowers who default on their student loans and the consequences of defaulting.
For local practitioners to benefit from evidence, they need to be engaged in all phases of research.
Communities need to understand the characteristics of infants, toddlers, and their families to tailor programs that serve them.

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