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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.


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).


Staunton school leaders, teachers learning data literacy

Dec 17, 2014 03:00 PM

Analyzing data from past performances can often be a good indicator of future success. It’s true in many industries, and true for education. But when you have so much data, scores and benchmarks for thousands of students, how does a school division break down that data? How does it set aside the data that isn’t going to be beneficial and focus on the information that is?


Affordable Care Act swelling ranks of self-employed, report says

Some economists and health experts say the ACA is spurring people to quit their jobs to pursue self-employment – and the trend is already starting to reap benefits for the economy as people feel free to pursue their desired careers.


Want better schools? Pay for them

Dec 16, 2014 03:00 PM

Public policies shape the footprints we leave as a society. The establishment of schools and the commitment to educating the masses during our nation's early history have been instrumental in creating the type of nation we have experienced over time.


Local and State Minimum Wage Laws

Dec 16, 2014 02:00 PM

A wave of states and cities have recently passed laws raising their local minimum wage requirement above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Earlier this year, my home city of Seattle passed a new law raising our minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2017, and San Francisco voters this month likewise approved a ballot measure to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2018. Many commentators were surprised that voters in traditionally “red” states passed minimum wage increases.


What Might Evidence-based Policy 2.0 Look Like?

Dec 15, 2014 03:00 PM

Vivian Tseng has been reading about the evolution of the internet lately, and it has her thinking about what the next generation of evidence-based policy might look like.


Data and the Quest for Available Access

Dec 15, 2014 02:00 PM

Data is the bedrock of our work as scholars and teachers of public policy and management and as we study and educate with the goal of improving the quality of policy and management. Our approaches vary, but whatever our discipline and methodology, we learn by observation.


Best of Social Media for the Week

Dec 13, 2014 02:00 PM

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


The U.S. Middle Class Has Faced a Huge “Inequality Tax” in Recent Decades

Dec 12, 2014 04:00 PM

In 2014, rising income inequality became a front-burner political issue, as policymakers and the general public became more aware of the enormous stakes for the American middle-class.

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