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Mississippi to Adopt System to Measure Spending Effectiveness

Mississippi officials are adopting an approach that is designed to help states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and specific programs and use that data to make budget decisions based on results Read More
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Measuring How Well We’re Preparing Students

If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world, an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Read More

"The Colbert Report: George Saunders"

From The Colbert Report
George Saunders, MacArthur Fellow, 2006 Read More
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Evaluating Recruitment of Migrant Workers

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante has released a report on substantial defects in the current H-2 program’s recruitment systems, stating that many temporary workers are routinely subjected to fraud, charged illegal fees, and threatened ... Read More
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Mapping the Use of Internet Surveillance and Censorship Technology

Citizen Lab has released a report documenting the use of American-made Internet surveillance and censorship technology by more than a dozen governments. Read More
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Interdisciplinary Researchers Propose New Framework for Learning

Inequities in skills attainment, achievement gaps among ethnicities, and a disconnect between classroom learning and the everyday lives and interests of young people are troubling trends that signify the need for a new framework of learning. Read More
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Center for Responsible Lending: Qualified Mortgages Protect Borrowers

The Center for Responsible Lending has published a fact sheet to help consumers navigate the qualified mortgage borrowing process. Read More
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Mexico Launches Initiative to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

Insecurity in Mexico has resulted in mounting pressures against activists and journalists in Mexico, causing some to flee or cease their work for fear of retaliation. Read More
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Assessing the Effect of Social Benefits

The December 2012 issue of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis (JBCA) explores whether government programs that benefit individuals improve the broader well-being of society. Read More
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Boosting Energy Transparency to Preserve Affordable Housing

A new report from the Institute for Market Transformation analyzes energy transparency in the multifamily housing sector and finds that the nation’s multifamily housing stock holds potential for major energy efficiency gains. Read More
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Examining Federal Involvement in Real Estate

Federal financing of and spending on real estate impacts millions of Americans. Read More
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U.S. Administration Spends More on Immigration Than all Other Federal Law Enforcement Combined

The Migration Policy Institute describes the totality of U.S. immigration enforcement initiatives, including border enforcement, visa controls and travel screening, information and interoperability of data systems, workplace enforcement, the criminal justice system and immigration enforcement ... Read More