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The Milestone That Matters Most

José Cruz | Posted 05.12.2012 | College
José Cruz

We'll never regain our global edge if we don't close the domestic gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from their peers. The challenge is daunting. But the strategies and tactics to reverse these dangerous trends are well-known, if not yet widely practiced.

SoFla Ranked 6th In U.S. For Arts Jobs

Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami

The Miami Metro area has been ranked 6th in the U.S. for the number of arts and entertainment jobs, according to an On Numbers analysis of the 2009 U....

Saki Knafo

More Children Now Live In High-Poverty Neighborhoods Than 10 Years Ago | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

In the last decade, the number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty grew by 1.6 million, according to a new study released by the Annie...

Cities Where Workers Most Use Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

In such an urbanized country as the United States, it surprises how few of the nation's workers depend on public transport to make their daily commute...

Law Preventing Census Bureau From Sharing Information Costs Government Billions

AOL Government | By Wyatt Kash | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

One the nation's most authoritative sources for residential address data, the U.S. Census Bureau, may soon have to confront a costly legal constraint ...

Bridging America's Divide Between The Brown And The Gray

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa—One side of the generational collision that could rattle American politics for decades was on vivid display at the big tea party ral...

Startling New Census Data Reveals Where Men, Women Divorce Most

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 10.24.2011 | Divorce

A new report from the U.S. Census released Thursday suggests that divorce rates for men and women in the United States vary by region, and not necessa...

How Will Personal-Feedback Loops Affect the Hispanic Population?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Could a personal-feedback loop help recent immigrants learn English more quickly? Might the idea be applied to concepts like voter registration or proper prenatal care, both of which are issues within the Latino population?

(PHOTOS) A Look At Where The U.S. Hispanic Population Resides

Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

Hispanics remain the most geographically dispersed of all U.S. ethnic groups, and several sub-groups have experienced massive population growth over t...

Why Society Must Alter How We Talk to Kids -- A Gay Dad's Perspective

Red Room | Posted 10.04.2011 | Parents
Red Room

It's no skin off my nose if someone sees the ring on my finger and asks me about the wife they envision me having. But it's a drag for a six year-old to feel like she has to answer questions about her family unit for strangers.

Jake Bialer

How Fast Is Google's New Social Network Growing? | Jake Bialer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

Facebook has over 750 million users. More than 200 million Twitter accounts have been created. So just how big is Google Plus, the social network Goog...

Michael McAuliff

Anti-Census Bill Slashes Economic Monitoring | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you think Congress doesn't understand the economy now, wait till you see what a key House panel wants to do to the people who help fi...

Win Some, Lose Some

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

With the loss of two New York seats, the question arises: which two districts out of the 31 will be made to disappear by whichever legislative body, independent commission or Federal court ends up drawing the final lines?

2050, The Year We All Eat Each Other For Food

Mark Morford | Posted 09.06.2011 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Here it is: A mere 40 years from now, the world population, which just recently reached a sweating, gasping seven billion, will be well over nine billion.

The States That Spend The Most On Education

24/7 Wall Street | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall Street: When it comes to education, money does not always equal success. An in-depth analysis by 24/7 Wall St. found that states that sp...

Census: U.S. Is Shrinking

New York Times | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 06.30.2011 | Green

This land is still your land, pretty much the way it was for most Americans in 1940 when Woody Guthrie immortalized the gamut of the United States, fr...

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

CHART: Americans' Race To Buy Bigger Homes

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Catherine Mulbrandon Our homes have changed in many ways over the last 70 years, including homes size, building technolo...

Detroit's Population Drops To Lowest Level In 100 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Detroit's population dropped 25 percent over the last decade to its lowest level in a century, according to U.S. Census figures released on Tuesday. ...

Has Anti-Latino Sentiment Peaked?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Virgil Peck's feeble attempt at humor lines up with the more overt shrieking of those conservatives who are terrified of Latinos, immigrants, undocumented people, or all three. They know that their mindset, once the default setting for the nation, is fading away.

Census: El Paso County Is Now Colorado's Largest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

El Paso county has passed Denver County to become the largest in the state of Colorado. That's according to new U.S. Census data released on Wednesda...

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Hurting

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Hernandez

So while Wall Street is celebrating a record year, Fifth Avenue boutiques have recovered and the tony Upper East Side has continued on in its well-heeled way, a few stops up the 6 train the Bronx is reeling.

What the New Census Data Can, and Can't, Tell Us About New Orleans

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

There are 118,000 fewer African-Americans in New Orleans than in the previous census. We know that approximately 100,000 of them were evacuated after Katrina, but we don't know where those people are now.

Colorado Poverty Rate Rose To 12.6% In 2009

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An estimated 12.6 percent of Coloradans lived in poverty in 2009, lower than the national rate of 14.3 percent, according to Census Bureau data releas...

Could a Male With a High School Degree Earn More Than a Female College Graduate?

Christie Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christie Garton

A man should not be able to graduate high school and walk away with more money than a woman who worked hard and put in an extra four years of education.