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How a Three Year-old Inspired Her Mother to Earn A Bachelor's

While trying to find a good school program for her kids, one woman put herself on a path to a college degree.

What Happens if CHIP Disappears?

When Congress only passed a two-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program in April, these folks started planning for 2017.

Why Bilingual Kids Have an Edge Over the Rest of Us

One in 10 students is classified as English Language Learners (ELLs). Encouraging them to "live in two languages" helps everyone.

'Grit' in Kids is Good, But Here’s What Else They Need

Researchers concluded that in addition to developing cognitive skills, young adults need to develop a sense of agency and a stable sense of self.

'Brown and Gray' Dynamics

New Census data reveal divergent age profiles for a youthful population of color and an aging white population.

Techie Tools Teach Parents to Talk to Toddlers

Despite a rough upbringing, Sabena Vaughan thought she was a pretty good mom. In addition to raising two kids from her first marriage, now in college, she and her husband, Step...

Working With Difference

Families can teach caregivers a few things. 

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About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.