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Getting Ahead wins impact award

November 12, 2019 Published by

Based in Sherman, Texas, the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) has won a 2019 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for providing Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World. The award is based on qualitative and quantitative data about the root causes of poverty, and the...

It takes more than money to build daily stability

November 7, 2019 Published by

Imagine being stranded in the desert and thinking that if you just had water, all would be okay. After a few days, you realize that shade, food, and sunscreen would all be helpful too. That is how stability is. It isn’t all about money. It is also about these additional...

School violence shows need for community, openness

November 5, 2019 Published by

School shootings are pushing many districts and communities to harden their schools’ perimeters. Metal detectors go in, the number of school resource officers increases, and parents invest in bulletproof backpacks. But is this really the answer? Architects committed to safe school design have other ideas. After she lost a friend...

Trick-or-treating: Why it is so important in poverty

October 30, 2019 Published by

Dak Prescott, the quarterback for the Cowboys, got my attention when I found out that he kept candy in his locker. I saw it in a video showing Ezekiel Elliott trying to take and eat Dak’s candy. And I thought, “That is something you do when you are an adult...

Newest poverty statistics available now

October 29, 2019 Published by

When new poverty statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau become available, aha! Process compiles the relevant data in easy-to-use formats. Please download the PowerPoint slides featuring the latest poverty statistics today. For a more detailed description of the changes from last year to this year, please visit the U.S. Census...

What is Ruby reading?

October 24, 2019 Published by

Empowered Love by Steven Stosny is probably one of the best books on relationships I have read recently—particularly marital and partner relationships. Stosny talks about how the “Toddler Brain” (the amygdala is heavily structured by the time one is 3 years old) shows up in so many arguments and disagreements...

Why would an administrator want to have the staff study Emotional Poverty?

October 22, 2019 Published by

Administrators are dealing with these issues right now: Emotional outbursts/issues that disrupt the classroom. Loss of instructional time because of emotional issues. Teachers who are leaving because of difficult students. A lack of strategies for teachers to use with these students. Everywhere I go, I hear this: We had trauma...

Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to researchers addressing global poverty

October 17, 2019 Published by

Nobel Prize winners Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, and Michael Kremer worked together in Kenya in the 1990s. They developed a method for addressing the challenges of global poverty: They broke the challenges down into chunks. Dealing with one problem at a time, their work has resulted in policy changes that...