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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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Absent new legislation, more than one in five Black and Hispanic people are at risk of being in poverty later this year.
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As federal, state, and local eviction moratoria expire, extending unemployment insurance would reduce the risk of eviction for families whose employment has not returned.
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Many players may have to leave the game they love to search for livable wages in an economy still experiencing record unemployment.
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As employers adopt AI hiring technology during the pandemic and beyond, they have a critical responsibility to ensure the systems they use don’t deepen inequalities.
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No federal law requires natural hazard risk disclosures, despite 74 percent of Americans supporting such a requirement.

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