Wonky Word Wednesdays: The Census Bureau

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau will release statistics highlighting poverty, income, and health insurance coverage from 2014. But before we dive...

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Labor Day: Paid Leave Can Help Montana's Worker Shortage

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has released its 2015 Labor Day Report, an analysis of how wages and jobs fare in Montana and what trends...

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Back to School Series, Part 5: Academic Achievement in Indian Country

Today’s final installment on our back-to-school series will take a closer look at how state policies can support academic achievement in Indian...

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Back-to-School Series, Part 4: Educational Attainment in Montana

In part 4 of our back-to-school series, we're taking an overall look at educational attainment in Montana and what the results mean for our families,...

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Back-to-School Series, Part 3: Access to healthy school meals is key to better behavior and learning

Over the past few days we’ve examined investments in education, like Pre-K, and improving school performance through the earned income tax credit....

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Back-to-School Series, Part 2: The EITC improves school performance among recipients' children

We talk a lot about the earned income tax credit (EITC) and how enacting a state credit could help the economic security of low-income families here...

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Back-to-School Series, Part 1: Investments in Education Drive Economic Security for Families and Businesses

As students across the state of Montana start the new school year, we decided to start a five part back-to-school series. In each post, we will...

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Women's Equality Day

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today, we celebrate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. Since...

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