Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The 2018 International Conference Was Truly Focused on the Theme and Location

The conference was filled with great papers on vulnerable populations, new initiatives in cities, and sustainable development. I even chaired a session on public management and government sustainability. It was truly focused on the theme of Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development, with almost half of all papers mentioning “city” or “urban” or “metropolitan” in their titles.

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Register for the next APPAM Webinar: You're Hired! Now What?

You’ve defended your dissertation, aced the interview, and snagged a coveted faulty position – congrats! But now what? Join APPAM policy academics as they divulge what to do (and not do) after you’ve received a faculty position. Attendees will learn how to negotiate offers, what your new employer expects from you, how to prepare as a new-hire, and what the post-interview timeline looks like.

 
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APPAM Leadership Win Moynihan Prize

Feb 17, 2016 09:22 PM

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) named social policy experts Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill as the winners of the 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize.

 
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APPAM Closed for Holiday Season

Dec 24, 2014 02:00 PM

The Association will be closed from 12/24/2014 through 1/4/2015. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

 

Incremental Delivery of Financial Aid to Promote College Success

Dec 22, 2014 02:30 PM

A large-scale evaluation of whether an innovative approach to distributing financial aid – through bi-weekly payments, like a paycheck, instead of one or two lump-sum payments – can improve academic outcomes for low-income college students.

 
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A Grad Student Experiences First Fall Conference

Dec 22, 2014 02:00 PM

As a graduate student in economics from the University of Washington, the Fall Research Conference organized by APPAM was a fantastic opportunity to learn and interact with scholars and practitioners from different fields and institutions. I attended this conference to present my work on educational policy, more specifically, how environmental pollution may impact students’ academic performance.

 

Best of Social Media for the Week

Dec 20, 2014 02:00 PM

Best tweets and posts across the research and policy social media feeds for the week.

 
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Housing America’s Seniors: Demand, Supply, and Public Policy

Dec 18, 2014 06:00 PM

Affordable and accessible housing is a central tenet for people of all ages, especially so for older adults over the age of 65. Housing is often the largest cost in most household budgets, which directly affects day-to-day financial security and future wealthbuilding. Over the next three decades, the number of American households headed by people of age 65 and older will increase dramatically.

 

A Call for Big Changes to Meet a Big Challenge at Community Colleges

Dec 18, 2014 03:00 PM

More than a decade of efforts to propel low-income and underserved students through community college have fallen short because states and colleges haven’t made systemwide commitments to strategies like streamlining degree requirements, accelerating remediation, and financially rewarding colleges for raising graduation and persistence rates, according to a report being released today by Jobs for the Future.

 

Johns Hopkins to get up to $49M for evidence-based health care work

Dec 18, 2014 02:00 PM

Johns Hopkins' Evidence-Based Practice Center has been awarded a five-year federal contract worth up to $49 million. The award from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is intended to promote the use of data for making medical decisions and shaping public policy. The Evidence-Based Practice Center at Hopkins is one of 13 in the country.

 
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Reimagining the Educational Path to the Workforce

Dec 17, 2014 05:00 PM

One of the most longstanding problems that plagues the American postsecondary education system is the lack of a clear pathway for students to follow from the start of their education to their career. Complete College America, a national nonprofit that is dedicated to expanding the pool of American college graduates, tackles this problem as one of its five “game-changer” strategies, the Guided Pathways to Success (GPS).

 
 
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