Opportunity News: The War on Poverty, Pre-K Expansion and Expanding College Opportunity•
Each week, Opportunity Nation shares key stories that explore opportunity-related issues in powerful, provocative ways. Many of these articles and op-eds include new data and research on key economic, educational, social and civic factors that affect upward mobility and community well-being.
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Poverty and Disconnected Youth
Mark Edwards, Executive Director of Opportunity Nation, reflects on the legacy of the nation’s 50-year quest to end poverty, and argues that young people are key to expanding economic mobility. The newest generation must not be forgotten.
States are leading on expansion of pre-k. An analysis by the nonpartisan Education Commission of the States shows that even as Washington D.C. is unable to move forward with early childhood initiatives, states are investing and leading the charge.
White House unveils plan to boost college enrollment for low-income students through commitments from more than 100 colleges and universities.