Low-income students

SEF Report: Majority of U.S. public school students live in poverty

BY: - January 16, 2015

For the first time in at least a half century, a majority of American public school students live in poverty, according to a new report released by the Southern Education Foundation. Fifty-one percent of the nation’s public school students were¬†eligible for free and reduced lunch programs in 2013, according to federal data. In North Carolina, […]

Prosperity Watch: Low-income students and the future of North Carolina economic competitiveness

BY: - October 30, 2013

As North Carolina continues to recover from the Great Recession, growing more good-paying jobs in the state will require a skilled and educated workforce.¬†As BTC analyst Cedric Johnson writes in the latest issue of Prosperity Watch, an increasing number of jobs are expected to require some level of postsecondary training, and meeting this workforce demand […]