Research & Commentary: State Chemicals of Concern Lists
At least eight states have implemented de facto regulations on chemicals they deem “hazardous” by creating “chemicals of concern” lists.
Research & Commentary: Iowa Education Overhaul
Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor have released a preliminary blueprint for “systemic” education reforms designed to make Iowa the nation’s top education state and enable Iowans to compete be
Research & Commentary: Lessons from Massachusetts and Utah Insurance Exchanges
As states await a U.S.
Research & Commentary: Michigan School Reforms
In September 2011, Michigan state senators introduced seven education reform bills to lift the state cap on charter schools, introduce a Parent Trigger, expand online learning, allow schools to out
Research & Commentary: Michigan’s ‘Right to Teach’ Legislation
This year Michigan state lawmakers capped the amount school districts pay toward employee health care coverage (thus requiring school employees to pay part of their premiums), lengthened the time r
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Income Tax Elimination
Lawmakers in Oklahoma are saying tax reform involving the reduction of personal income tax rates will be one of the top priorities this upcoming legislative session.
Research & Commentary Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio
Chesapeake Energy has announced that exploratory hydraulic fracturing wells in the Utica shale, a deep rock formation stretching from upstate New York to Kentucky, have produced significant quantit
Research & Commentary: Strings-Attached NCLB Waivers
President Barack Obama has announced his administration will grant states waivers from enforcement of the federal No Child Left Behind law, contingent on their adopting specific policy changes favo
Research & Commentary: Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Update
The uncertain future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which expires in 2014 and was recently the subject of an amendment to sunset it, has some individuals and organizations calling for
Research & Commentary: Picking Education Winners and Losers
Recent studies of government and philanthropic funding methods have led to criticism of these entities’ lackluster ability to sponsor successful schools.
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