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A Huge Dallas Fair Offers Jobs To Unemployed Youth -- And A Chance Out Of Poverty

Move into neighborhoods like South Dallas and Oak Cliff, and the number of disconnected youth goes up to one in four. In West Dallas, it’s as high as 34 percent. In contrast, the lowest rate of disconnection in all of North Texas is just 6 percent – in West Plano. That’s according to data from Measure of America, a project from the Social Science Research Council. —  KERA News May 23, 2017

College-going rate tilts in right direction

No wonder, our region has so many young people who are neither working nor in school – 18 to 25 percent in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, according to a recent Measure of America study. —  The Beckley Register-Herald May 9, 2017