States across the country are taking action to enact clean slate, a new bipartisan policy solution that uses technology to automatically clear criminal records and give people the second chance they’ve earned.
In addition to saving lives, expanding Medicaid would have wide-ranging benefits for residents of the 17 nonexpansion states—benefits that go far beyond boosting health insurance coverage and improving access to care.
Several overlooked groups of students—including veterans and students with disabilities—continue to struggle with loan repayment.
As extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity, local and federal leaders must ensure that people with disabilities are central to all emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
The most damaging effects of the Trump administration’s policies are yet to come.
The community schools strategy can reimagine and retool the nation’s public schools to give students in low-income communities a high-quality education.
If federal lawmakers’ attacks on Medicaid succeed, states could be forced to fill the resulting budget holes with cuts to public education, leading to lower salaries for teachers or higher tuition for college students.
New data show that nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are critical to LGBTQ people’s economic security.
This column identifies the consequences of Trump’s redefined public-charge test for disabled immigrants’ health and safety.
Tobacco prevention public policies are proven to help reduce smoking rates, but they may also help increase life expectancy, particularly for lower-income populations.
Millions of American families are living on the edge, increasingly suffering from volatile incomes, unstable jobs and low wealth.
It is time for the federal government to contribute more aggressively to the U.S. supply of affordable housing, as it did in the past.
More than 100 million people in the United States—about one-third of the population—would fail Trump’s public charge test if they had to take it.
Policymakers must address significant race and gender gaps in Registered Apprenticeship programs.
As the United States continues to address the opioid epidemic, the needs of people who live with chronic pain cannot fall by the wayside.