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Four principles can help create an environment that fosters community engagement in research and policy analysis.
The pandemic has made some lawmakers reconsider the amount of credit available and the way it’s delivered.
It’s critical for communities to create a vaccination plan to reach all people experiencing homelessness—and not just people in shelters.
Though forbearance and other policies may have temporarily stabilized credit health, there is reason for concern about other aspects of financial health.
Without efforts to stabilize the child care field and to address the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, we risk permanent job loss.
Federal dollars make up a small share of K–12 education funding, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has likely exacerbated existing inequities in student achievement. An influx of federal dollars could help.
Counties can help bridge the housing and justice fields to improve reintegration and help people avoid justice-system involvement in the first place.
Kindergarten students practice social distance walking through the library at Lupine Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, CA
Together, current data, rigorous methods, and targeted resources can get American early education back on track.
Closing the wealth gap requires short- and long-term policies that provide economic relief over the next year.

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