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An ever-growing burden

Compassion | Despite enormous spending on housing, homelessness rises in Los Angeles
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 6/12/19, 04:25 pm

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) announced last week that between 2018 and 2019 the county’s homeless population increased by 12 percent and the city’s increased by 16 percent despite massive government efforts and spending.

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Feeling helpless for the homeless

Homelessness | Our best efforts to fix the problem are still falling short
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/10/19, 02:46 pm

A while ago, a church friend invited me to give a talk about homelessness at her local community group in Los Angeles. More than two dozen people showed up that night—much more than usual, my friend later told me. That night we squeezed into a living room and for two hours talked about how to best help the homeless in our city.

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Scores upon scores

Education | Colleges weigh the costs and benefits of using student data in admissions
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/29/19, 05:19 pm

Recent changes to the way the SAT presents student information have critics concerned about the misuse of data in college admissions. The College Board, the organization responsible for administrating the SAT, the PSAT, and Advanced Placement tests, released more detailed information last week on its new Environmental Context Dashboard (ECD).

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