• Exploring Diversity: A new interactive tool and report from the Milken Institute examine the community makeup of 3, 123 countries across the country. This new report takes in-depth look into populations and their core characteristics, creating 17 different community viewpoints from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.  
  • Falling Behind: New data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows sharp declines in American students’ reading and math scores between 2019 and 2022, providing more evidence of the costs of prolonged school closures. Math scores showed the largest decline ever recorded, while reading scores returned to 1992 levels. 
  • Construction Trends: Housing developers are expected to add 105,000 homes in build-to-rent communities across the country this year, and 50% more by 2025. Critics say this recent construction trend is making homeownership even more elusive as rental rates across the country rise. 
  • Equal Opportunity: While most Americans say it is important to them to have a good standard of living, almost half say this goal has gotten harder to achieve. That’s according to a new poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that finds significant differences in outlook based on race, ethnicity, and age.