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Understanding Recidivism Through Child Abuse and Mental Health

In 2016, Chicago struggled with the highest number of homicides the city has seen in more than a decade. Lawmakers...

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Less Qualified and Less Diverse: Race-Neutral Affirmative Action Hurts Chicago’s Exam Schools

Selective admissions high schools, or exam schools, have long been at the center of education policy debates due to their struggles...

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Demolition, Displacement, and the Effect on Children in Chicago Public Housing

Housing is the foundation of a family’s life. This basic need determines the surrounding environment, the schools children attend, access...

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Breaking the Cycle of Urban Poverty with Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters

In a candid conversation at Marillac House in East Garfield Park, Deanna Hallagan and LaToya Winters advocate for the importance of outliers in breaking the cycle of poverty on Chicago’s West Side.

Emily Banks from the U.S. Department of Education shadows teacher Lisa Jones at Watkins Elementary School in Washington D.C. as part of the Department's ED Goes Back to School events

Better School Outcomes Aren’t Free

A new analysis demonstrates that funding increases make a huge difference in schooling outcomes, especially for students from low-income families.

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Feel It in the Air: Pollution and Crime in Chicago

A recent study provides the first quasi-experimental evidence of a link between air pollution and criminal behavior. Researchers estimate the cost of pollution-induced crime and make a case for environmental sustainability policies that consider the impact of pollution and crime on communities.

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Stop, Look, and Listen: A Behavioral Approach to Reducing Teen Violence

A recent study finds that cost-effective behavioral intervention programs reduce crime rates by teaching teens to slow down and reflect before acting.

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Good Neighbors: Addressing Race in Public Housing Integration

New research shows that perceived racial conflict is hindering the ability of black, public housing residents to integrate into predominantly white neighborhoods, an issue that the City of Chicago is doing nothing to address.

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Howard Wolfson on post-9/11 Privacy and Security in Urban America

Political strategist and former New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson discusses how terrorism, technology, and crime have impacted views on privacy and security.

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Will Chicago suffer the same fate as Detroit?

Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Jane Ridley, who serves as S&P’s primary analyst for Detroit, recounts the factors that drove Detroit to bankruptcy and explains why the Windy City is unlikely to go bust.

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