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More Americans are making more money.

The U.S. Census Bureau released new numbers on Tuesday showing that, after a brutal economic recession and years of stagnation, real median household incomes rose from $53,718 in 2014 to $56,516 last year. That's a 5.2 percent rise — the first statistically significant increase since 2007.

But, as NPR's Pam Fessler notes, "the median household income was still lower than it was in 2007."

Bouncing Back: What Do You Do After Getting A Pink Slip?

Feb 7, 2014

Even as the economy rebounds from recession, we’re still stuck in one of the worst job markets in history. So what’s a worker to do after receiving a pink slip?

As part of KERA’s One Crisis Away initiative, 'Think' host Krys Boyd talked with Dwain Schenck, a journalist who’s been there and come out the other side.

His new book is Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act (De Capo).

The number of first-year teachers hired in Texas public schools has dropped significantly, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.

University of Texas

Texas public college and university enrollment rose by 22.5 percent between 2007 and 2012, but state funding fell.