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The underrepresentation of Black undergraduates is concerning because economics largely informs policies that shape Black communities
Veteran experiencing homelessness stands with his dog
The plan president-elect Biden released during his campaign suggests his administration plans to invest in communities through housing.
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Practitioners and researchers agree it is not a question of whether we should help survivors, but how.
A father helps his daughter with her jacket while dropping her off for her first day of 1st grade at the Lincoln-Hancock Community School in Quincy, MA on September 17, 2020.
Quick and comprehensive intervention can help ensure young children are not playing catch-up for the rest of their lives.
students in classroom
The potential for a school’s racial and ethnic diversity is directly limited by the racial and ethnic makeup of its local public school system.
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The federal government has historically not invested much in funding transit operations. But the CARES Act allocated $25 billion to transit, potentially setting a new precedent.
Youth gathering
For most, the best justice solution is to stay out of the system entirely.
Caretaker helps child with remote learning
15 million parents with school-age children engaged in remote learning report that no adult in their household had moved to telework because of the pandemic.
Trail next to Wyomissing Creek
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of public space, demonstrating that it’s more than a “nice to have” amenity. But not everyone has access to quality parks.
Main Street
Businesses hit hard by COVID-19 include restaurants, retail stores, beauty stores and spas, bars and nightlife venues, and fitness venues—key components of commercial corridors.

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