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Outgoing President Angela Evans Looks Back at 2014

Dec 10, 2014 02:00 PM

APPAM's outgoing president, Angela Evans, took a few moments to look back at her term and share her thoughts on future challenges facing the Association, entering APPAM leadership roles, and her excitement for the organization's future.


Newly named center to expand its public policy role

Dec 09, 2014 03:30 PM

UMass Dartmouth has renamed and relaunched its Center for Policy Analysis as the Public Policy Center under the direction of Dr. Michael Goodman. The PPC will play a critical role in regional and statewide policy discussions by providing public, private, and non-profit leaders with the analytical support required to make the Commonwealth, region, and Massachusetts cities and towns better places to live, work, and do business, the university said in a statement.


The Search For A National Child Health Coverage Policy

Dec 09, 2014 02:15 PM

Thirty-eight percent of US children depend on publicly financed health insurance, reflecting both its expansion and the steady erosion of employment-based coverage. Continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is an immediate priority. But broader reforms aimed at improving the quality of coverage for all insured children, with a special emphasis on children living in low-income families, are also essential.


Call for Proposals: Spring Conference 2015

Dec 08, 2014 03:00 PM

The goal of the conference is to begin a dialogue among academic researchers; policymakers, who create policy; and practitioners, who implement policy. The conversation aims to advance the exchange of knowledge and information among these sectors, creating better informed policy deliberations. APPAM will use this conference to determine if the Association can play a role in this exchange, and if so, what that may entail.


Best of Social Media for the Week

Dec 06, 2014 02:00 PM

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


Institute for the Social Sciences supports diverse faculty research

Dec 05, 2014 05:00 PM

Understanding why college students check Facebook so often and whether the stigma of having a father in jail affects elementary school teachers’ expectations of students are just two of many questions social scientists are exploring using research grants awarded last month by the Institute for the Social Sciences.


Activists Wield Search Data to Challenge and Change Police Policy

Rather than relying on demonstrations to force change, a coalition of ministers, lawyers and community and political activists turned to numbers. They used an analysis of state data from 2002 to 2013 that showed that the Durham police searched black male motorists at more than twice the rate of white males during stops. Drugs and other illicit materials were found no more often on blacks.


University of Michigan joins national effort to expand college access

Dec 04, 2014 05:40 PM

The University of Michigan was invited to join President Obama and hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders on December 4 to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.


Student Update: Winter 2014

Dec 04, 2014 03:00 PM

Policy Council student representative Sarah Cordes gives a recap of this year's fall conference and other Association issues that impact students.


Show Me the Evidence: Highlighting the Fight for Results in Social Policy

Dec 03, 2014 02:30 PM

A vast majority of social programs active today are never evaluated; those that do undergo evaluation are found to be ineffective. Yet these programs continue to be paid for by American taxpayers. In a new book, Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis found that the Obama administration began expanding the work begun during the Bush presidency in planning, enacting, and implementing several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success.

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