Watch Dr. Goodman weigh in on the status of Massachusetts’ middle class in an appearance on WGBH’s Greater Boston. And to learn more about the MassINC project referenced, check out the 2011 Middle Class Index.
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New Orleans artist Candy Chang created this project to engage city residents in a conversation about what to do with vacant storefronts. Read more about this innovative project here, and see the sticker for yourself below. Better yet, buy the sticker and start the conversation in your own community! This sounds a lot like a […]
More and more urban policy research is looking at the critical role today’s 20- and 30-somethings (sometimes called Generation Y or Millennials) play in our cities. Just today, Brookings reported on migration trends of the 25-34 set–we’re apparently leaving young adult bastions like New York and LA for “cool” places like Portland, Austin, and DC. […]
Below is our second “green job” post in less than a week. As an aside, I’m curious as to whether there’s anything to be said about the recent abundance (relatively speaking, of course) of common good/public service jobs in the region. These are the kind of jobs that tend to attract younger, college-educated types, which […]
I’m a big fan of GOOD magazine (or at least their website) for its ability to make policy topics engaging and relevant and its cross-disciplinary approach to tackling challenges in cities, education, the environment, etc. etc. They devote quite a bit of content to design, and my news feed highlighted a recent bit they did […]
In today’s New York Times, Nick Kristof writes that if protesters really want to address inequality, they should forget Wall Streeters and push for broader access to early childhood education. As a presenter for the opening day of Leadership SouthCoast yesterday, I spent some time discussing the role of pre-k programming in addressing things like […]
Good news for job seekers looking for public service jobs in the SouthCoast: just this week, both the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and The Trustees of Reservations have posted some exciting opportunities to address youth and environmental issues, respectively. The WIB is searching for a new Youth Council Manager, the position held […]
Starting next calendar year, Fall River and New Bedford school districts will begin a program in partnership with Bristol Community College to address high school dropout through dual enrollment. The premise for both programs is that recent and likely dropouts will enroll and begin earning both high school and college credits, increasing the likelihood of […]
ILEAP (Immigration Law, Education & Advocacy Project) at Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, has an immediate opening for a full-time naturalization caseworker. To learn more check out the full posting on idealist.org
Part of NBC’s second annual Education Nation summit featured a debate between two darlings of the education reform movement. Geoffrey Canada and Diane Ravitch stand in opposite corners where charter schools are concerned. The former adopted them as a central element in his movement to improve cradle-to-college outcomes for Harlem youth, while the latter labeled […]