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New shocks that are not already baked into last week’s report could mean more trouble ahead.
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It is important to recognize that these tools do not operate apart from the justice system or the systemic issues that plague it.
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Under a 70 percent income replacement, a new analysis finds households with higher incomes would see a big increase in monthly benefits, while households with lower incomes would see a sharp decline.
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New research finds that any reduction in K–12 funding harms students’ academic and labor market outcomes.
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All financial institutions could better serve the Black community. But CDFIs are already well positioned to make a difference in neighborhoods of color.
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Three ways COVID-19 may be putting pregnant Black women at increased risk.
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As districts make decisions about this fall, consideration must be given to how plans can support teachers and their well-being through the pandemic.
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Evidence shows canceling student debt outright is a weak strategy for fiscal stimulus.
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New research finds there isn’t a comprehensive or single way young children have been fed during child care closures.
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In 2019, roughly 9 percent of federal spending was invested in children, compared with 45 percent that was spent on retirement and health benefits for adults through Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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