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"Wheelies: The Cash for Clunkers Edition"

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Evaluating the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Program

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) launched during the height of the recession with the intention of stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and reducing emissions, was actually far more expensive per job created than alternative fiscal ... Read More
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UN Secretary General Announces New Global Education Initiative

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched launched a five-year global initiative called Education First that aims to raise the political profile of education and bring together a broad coalition of participants to improve access to ... Read More

Video: The Education Crisis in Developing Countries

Rebecca Winthrop of the Brookings Institute, details the educational crisis for children in developing countries and its impact on the respective countries' economic success. Read More
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Results Show Clean Economy Contains Significant Number of Jobs

The clean economy — a sector that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit — encompasses some 2.7 million jobs in establishments spread across a diverse group of industries. Read More
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Global Compact on Learning

A report by the Brookings Institution calls for a global policy on access to quality education and learning for youth in the developing world, especially poor girls who are often left behind and disadvantaged. Read More

Improving Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations

With MacArthur support, an academic dialogue seeks to help governments and societies of Mainland China and Taiwan improve communication, stabilization, and progress in cross-Taiwan Strait relations. Read More
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Harnessing Corporate Philanthropy to Educate the World’s Poor

A report by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings suggests specific opportunities to achieve greater impact in educating the world’s poor through corporate philanthropy. Read More

New Task Force Coordinates Federal Transportation and Housing Investments

Citing research and work supported by the Foundation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation ... Read More

Special Fund Related To Terrorist Attacks And Their Aftermath

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5 million to address issues related to the terrorist attacks of September 11 and their aftermath. Read More