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The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

Kevin Short

How Big Banks Swipe Millions From Welfare Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

Dominique Hudson is fed up with giving Wells Fargo her bus money. Each month, the 18-year-old from Oakland, Calif., pays the bank about $12 in ATM ...

For Welfare Recipients, No Recourse When Benefits Are Stolen

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A lawsuit has been filed against the state of California that claims safeguards aren't provided for government aid recipients whose fun...

Foods Stamps And Fingerprints: Can More People Be Helped?

| Will Evans | Posted 11.23.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans A new study provides support for a bill on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that wo...