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4.5 Million Young People Nationwide Are Not Working or in School. How Cities Are Working to Get Them Back on Track — & Avoid the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Once they do become disengaged or disconnected, their problems tend to compound. Which is how it came to be that 11.5 percent of the U.S. population ages 16 to 24 became opportunity youth, according to an April 2019 report from Measure of America. —  The 74 August 13, 2019

Longer commutes could mean higher obesity rates, analysis show

An analysis by Measure of America, a project of the nonprofit Social Science Research Council, showed that where more adults spend upward of an hour commuting, more adults are obese. —  The Brooklyn Eagle August 1, 2019