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R&D That Makes a Difference

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Over the course of my career, I've written a lot of proposals. I've also reviewed a lot, and mostly, I've seen many funded projects crash and burn, or produce a scholarly article or two that are never heard of again.

Feds Now Pushing States Toward Medical Treatment For Heroin Addicts

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, the federal agency responsible for most public funding of drug addiction treatment has added language to its grant ...

A Treasure Trove of Knowledge for the White House to Unlock

Ethan Senack | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Ethan Senack

This fall, the Administration is developing new ideas for the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan -- an international commitment to transparency and openness -- and making federally funded educational resources open to the public should be on the list.

5 Ways to Pay for College at Public Universities

Credible | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education

If you have exhausted all of your financial aid options and still have expenses to cover, you can search the private loan marketplace. There are plenty of online lenders available; just be sure to compare several offers to make sure you choose the best offer possible.

Leaving Our Children Behind

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. Marc Veasey

This week, we mark two years since President Obama laid the framework to provide universal high-quality preschool for every single child in America during his State of the Union Address.

Investing in Skills, Investing in People's Dreams

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

As we continue our work to accelerate this economic recovery and restore broad-based prosperity, one of our most critical tasks is to empower American workers with the skills they need to succeed in 21st-century jobs.

Oregon's Entrepreneur Environment Set to Explode

Mike Green | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Mike Green

Deep within Oregon's growing Silicon Forest is a quiet convergence of national and local policymakers, small business owners, corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors and others all seeking local solutions to the economic challenges of job growth.

Nearly 900 Districts Vie For $400 Million In Federal Ed Grants

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Nearly 900 school districts across the nation intend to apply for a slice of close to $400 million in grants that the U.S. Education Departme...

Questions Abound As Districts Shift To Merit Pay For Teachers

| Scott Elliott and Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. If your child's teacher seems a little bit on edge this year, it might not be your imagina...

Federal Investments in Scientific Research Must Remain a Priority

Michael Ham | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science
Michael Ham

Pages of facts and statistics cannot adequately describe the impact research has on the lives of everyday Americans and the necessity of federal science funding.

Andrea Stone

Homeland Security Budget Cuts Leaving Cities On Their Own | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed in 2007, a specially equipped urban search and rescue team based in the Twin Cities respo...

Hawaii Chided For 'Unsatisfactory' Race To The Top Performance

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- An Education Department official on Wednesday admonished Hawaii for its "unsatisfactory" performance under a $75 million federal grant t...

Q&A: Local Debt-Ceiling Repercussions? County Layoffs, Delays

Richmond Heights, MO Patch | Nate Birt | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

In light of the Tuesday deadline for Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch spoke with St. Louis County's chief op...

Tiny Towns Spend Big Bucks On Lobbyists | Zachary Newkirk | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

From OpenSecrets Blog: Eighteen months ago, the tiny Alaskan city of Galena faced its demise. The municipal government couldn't make payroll. And r...

New York State Lawmakers Just Failed Public School Kids

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Juli Charkes

They blew it. When New York State Legislators barely made yesterday's deadline to submit an application for federal "Race to the Top" education grant...