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Washington Post Series Explores Opening Governance

A series of contributions from members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance posted to the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog explores issues of opening governance in the 21st Century. Read More
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Why States Should Focus on Reducing Jail Growth

A report by the Prison Policy Initiative, supported by the Safety and Justice Challenge, assesses the drivers of jail growth, jail growth trends across the country, and the impacts of jails on the U.S. criminal ... Read More
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How Policymakers Prioritize Evidence-Based Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative illustrates how policymakers are using legislation to prioritize evidence-based decision-making when it comes to what programs receive funding. Read More
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College Students Offer Policy Ideas

The Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, has released 10 Ideas, a journal that elevates top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Read More
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Combating Privatization Through Youth-Led Projects

The Roosevelt Institute’s Re:Public Project will invest in youth-driven campaigns and initiatives to push back against privatization in the educational system, economy, and justice system. Read More