Tag: poverty

Poverty Leaves a Mark on Albany Area Schools

The teachers at Alice Coachman Elementary School in Dougherty County are quick to tell you the students are smart. They may lack foundational skills but not intelligence. The declaration captures the promise of so many children in poverty and the

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Tax Credits Help Lead the Fight Against Poverty

When Georgians think about the best ways to fight poverty and help more families climb the economic ladder, tax credits probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. But new data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau

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On Second Thought

Celeste Headlee talks to a panel about what can change to make lives for working moms in Georgia better: Melissa Johnson of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Lisa Anderson from Atlanta Women for Equality and Atlanta mom blogger Heather

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Growing Inequality Threatens Georgia’s Economy

Posted by Wesley Tharpe We often hear about the social and cultural differences that divide Georgians of different backgrounds –but what about the economic differences that divide Georgia too? The state’s gap between the haves and have-nots has never been

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The 5th poorest state needs to step up

Posted by Clare S. Richie Nearly one in five Georgians — and one out of four children — lives in poverty. That’s a lot: in only four other states is the poverty rate higher. We’re talking about an income of

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