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Clinton State Dept Emails Contain Redacted Job Description for Top Energy Diplomat; Lobbyist Gets Job

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

David Goldwyn -- now a fellow at the Atlantic Council, fellow at the Brookings Institution and head of Goldwyn Global Strategies -- would eventually come to assume that role as head of the State Department's Bureau of Energy Resources, a Bureau that premiered under the watch of then-Secretary Clinton.

Illinois Colleges With the Best 'Value-Added'

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" -- how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.

Making Your Career a Vocation, Not Simply a Job

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Thomas M. Mengler

The recently much-maligned liberal arts curriculum, taken seriously, is a ticket not only to a first job after graduation, but to a leadership position in the most challenging professions.

Young Girls Are Much, Much Better Readers Than Boys, And Have Been For A Long Time

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents

The gap between boys' and girls' respective reading abilities has been getting a lot of attention lately, but the trend itself is not new. Girls ha...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Pollster Explains Why Republicans Need Record Minority Support To Win In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American electorate is more diverse than ever, which means Republicans will have to attract a record percentage of minorities to win...

Why Won't Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality?

John Thompson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
John Thompson

As high-stakes testing becomes even more unpopular, we can also anticipate more of his efforts to pretend that it isn't punitive. But the use of test scores to punish is, by definition, the use of tests to punish.

Is it Finally Time to Put Marriage in the Dustbin?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The answer to addressing the rise in single parent homes and all of its consequences, not just child poverty, is not to give up on marriage. The answer starts with acknowledging where the problem lies.

Americans Are Getting Smarter About Teen Pregnancy

Laura Stepp | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Supporting comprehensive sex education, which is far superior to anything most of us got in school, seems like a no-brainer. Sadly, it scares officials -- in particular, school officials.

Competent, Caring Staff Crucial to Program Success

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Among the hundreds of programs that scholar Ron Haskins examined for his persuasive new book on social policy, one stands out in his mind: a home visiting initiative in Texas that sends nurses to visit teenage girls who are pregnant or new mothers.

Samantha Lachman

Hillary Clinton Gratifies A Major Donor In Israel-Centric Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented herself as both a staunch defender of Israel’s security and a supporter of continu...

To Save Democracy, Act Now

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

In other words, if you want to preserve the integrity of our culture, you must first revitalize the economy for all Americans.

Introducing 'Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat'

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

Next Time Someone Says 'White Privilege Isn't Real,' Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business

Think white privilege doesn't exist in America? Consider just how much the color of a child's skin changes his or her odds of escaping poverty later in life.

Norm Coleman, Brookings and the Magic Carpet of Saudi Money

Nina Burleigh | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

It's becoming increasingly apparent some new Koch Brothers are on the loose in Washington, lavishing money on liberals and conservatives alike. Like the Brothers K, they got rich on filthy fossil fuel revenues, and are using their booty to buy up think tanks, lobbyists and the best law firms. For good measure, they're tossing some of the nation's top liberal institutions into their shopping carts, too.

The Mantra of a Broad Prize Winner Is About Teachers

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I have heard the same thing from enough other Gwinnett County educators -- principals and central office administrators -- to know that he isn't the only one saying it.

Educacion 3.0 and the Future of Talent in the Americas

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 12.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Social entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and private sector leaders are all pioneering new models of teaching and learning, new methods of training teachers, and better systems of evaluation.

Well-Known Scholar Says Planned Births, Not Marriage, Top Priority for Child Well-Being

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Years of research show that a baby who was unplanned or unintended is at risk for any number of things including premature birth, low birth weight, and later, doing less well in school than children whose births were planned. The sad thing is that it has never been easier to plan pregnancies.

Learning Champions Stand Up for International Literacy Day

Julia Gillard | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I find it almost impossible to imagine life without literacy. But not being able to read is the day to day reality for billions of people.

Emerging Economies Are Exporting Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With increasing economic growth, and the subsequent expansion of the middle class in regions like Latin America, there is a new market being created for quality post-secondary education.

Millennials Transform Charitable Giving Into Philanthropic Action

April Rudin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

Not only will these millennial inheritors likely look for a new financial advisor to manage their money, as opposed to sticking with the family advisor, they will also want to ensure their money positively impacts society, and they tend to crave intimate involvement with the causes they support. This could transform charitable giving.

Dire Predictions About Doctor Shortage Post-Obamacare Haven't Panned Out

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's true that the number of doctors per capita in the U.S. likely will continue to decrease, especially in rural areas. But even though an estimated 13 million Americans have become newly insured since the first of this year, the predictions of the gloom-and-doomers have not panned out.

Those Obamacare Attack Ads Backfired, Actually Helped Boost Enrollment

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While those attack ads likely cost some Democratic members of Congress their jobs in 2012, a new report indicates that, crazy as it sounds, those ads may have contributed to the success of the health care legislation this year.

Anti-Obamacare Ads May Have Totally Backfired

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

The hundreds of millions of dollars spent on anti-Obamacare ads may have inadvertently encouraged enrollment, a Brookings Institution study released W...

Political Gridlock Is an Enemy of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

With important issues facing our nation, very little is getting done. And for our nation's children, stalemate in Congress precludes action on addressing a wide array of problems.