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Is college education segregating U.S. cities?

Is college education segregating U.S. cities?

By Clifton B. Parker-Stanford Futurity America’s cities are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers clustering in places that less-educated people cannot afford. A new paper reports that economic well-being inequality in American metropolitan areas increased 67 percent from 1980 to 2000, primarily due to changes in wages, housing costs, and local amenities.

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Guest Voz: Philanthropy Must Step Up Action to Help Children Crossing the Border

By Diana Campoamor LatinaLista Diana Campoamor is the president of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), the parent organization of the crowdfunding platform HIPGive (and a partner of Latina Lista). In an effort to address the humanitarian border crisis, HIP launched an emergency HIPGive campaign. The campaign is meant to support the work of those agencies on

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Brazilian literacy campaign taps technology to keep readers on task to finish reading their novels

LatinaLista — It wasn’t that long ago that doomsayers predicted the end of print books given the rising popularity of e-readers. After all, how can something as archaic, as bound-type-on-paper, even compare, or stand alongside, to today’s technology? A new literacy campaign from Brazil highlights how traditional print books cannot only complement today’s technology but

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Guest Voz: Poverty and the perception of poverty – how both matter for schooling outcomes

By Andreas Schleicher LatinaLista Compensating for students’ socio-economic disadvantage is one of the greatest challenges facing teachers,school leaders and education systems as a whole. However, data from PISA show that some countries are much better at this than others. Consider the featured photo. The horizontal axis shows the percentage of lower secondary teachers who work

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A closer look at what’s driving Central American unaccompanied minors northward

By Mike Allison Central American Politics One of the many things that has bothered me about the crisis of unaccompanied minors on the border is that I totally missed the story as the number of young people from Central America exploded over the last two-plus years. President Obama was warned over a year ago and

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