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Memphis FAFSA Drive Seeks to Build City’s College-going Culture

Opportunities after high school are especially critical in Memphis, where one in every five youth ages 16-24 are neither in school nor working, according to a 2015 study from Measure of America, a nonprofit organization that gathers data for social science policy. That makes Memphis the No. 1 large city in America for “disconnected youth,” the study says. —  Chalkbeat Tennessee February 4, 2016

The War in San Bernardino

According to a 2014 study, median annual earnings on the predominantly Hispanic and black West Side were $21,449, about $9,000 lower than the state median. More than one-third of West Side adults didn't graduate from high school. —  Bloomberg View January 31, 2016