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Video: How Place Matters for Economic Mobility

The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council hosted a day-long exploration of strategies to promote economic mobility for low-income families.
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Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy

Inequality is a choice, not an inevitable byproduct of technology and globalization, according to a report by the Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
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A Science-based Approach to Early Childhood Development

A report by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University proposes a research and development platform to catalyze development in early childhood policy and practice, fueled by advances in science and an emphasis on ...
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A Guide to Evidence-Based Budget Development

A brief by the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative outlines steps that state and local governments can take to more effectively use data to inform their budget decisions.
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Communicating Effectively On the Need for Early STEM Education

FrameWorks Institute conducted a study on communicating effectively about the need for early STEM education and reshaping some entrenched cultural beliefs so people are more likely to understand the need and support this type of education
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Report Examines States’ Retiree Health Plan Spending

State strategies for addressing post-employment benefit liabilities vary greatly, and the methods states choose to contribute to their retirees’ health insurance premiums substantially affect those liabilities according to this report.
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