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57,000 Reasons to Restore Early Learning Article
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits with young students at the St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education in Louisville, Kentucky, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (AP/Dylan Lovan)

57,000 Reasons to Restore Early Learning

57,000 children won’t be attending Head Start this month because of sequester cuts.

Sally Steenland

Cutting Off Access to Pre-K Education and Child Care Article
A student walks down a hallway at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School on the final day of school, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Chicago. (AP/Scott Eisen)

Cutting Off Access to Pre-K Education and Child Care

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on the health, welfare, and education of low-income children and their families.

Kwame Boadi

Kicking Low-Income Americans While They’re Down Article
Marty Robertson unpacks food from the Chagrin Falls Meals on Wheels program for recipient Bernadette Winko, 90, in her Bentleyville, Ohio, home on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. If CDBG funding is slashed, seniors will have to adjust to 4 million fewer meals delivered by Meals on Wheels. (AP/Amy Sancetta)

Kicking Low-Income Americans While They’re Down

This week we explore sequestration’s effects on a critical source of local economic development funding, the Community Development Block Grant.

Kwame Boadi

Making College Less Accessible for Our Students Article
Graduates enter Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Sequestration is making it difficult for many students, particularly those from low-income families, to afford a college education in the United States. (AP Photo/MSU/Megan Bean)

Making College Less Accessible for Our Students

This week we explore sequestration’s effect on the ability of students to afford a college education in the United States.

Kwame Boadi

Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable Article
Rose Inman stands on the walkway at the home she is about to lose in Seattle. Inman has been laid-off twice and can no longer afford her $3,100 monthly mortgage payments (AP/ Elaine Thompson)

Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable

This week we explore sequestration’s devastating effect on low-income families receiving federal housing assistance, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

Kwame Boadi

Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients Article
Kathleen Watson is photographed outside Shands Lake Shore Hospital, where she receives her cancer treatment and also picks up patients for her medical transport company, Monday, May 14, 2012, in Lake City, Florida. (AP/David Goldman)

Medicare Reductions Are Hurting Elderly Cancer Patients

This week we explore sequestration’s devastating impact on elderly cancer patients, who depend on Medicare for treatment, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.

Kwame Boadi

Sequestration Nation Article
Government workers, supporting union members and activists, protest against the across-the-board federal spending cuts called sequestration at Independence National Historical Park, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP/Matt Rourke)

Sequestration Nation

A look at the damaging effects of sequestration on people across America.

Kwame Boadi

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