Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Digital Textbooks

February 13, 2012

The Obama administration has announced it wants every child in the nation to have an e-textbook by 2017.

Research & Commentary: No-Fault Insurance and Personal Injury Protection Insurance Fraud

February 10, 2012

Auto insurance fraud is a serious problem in Florida.

Research & Commentary: Tobacco Harm Reduction

February 2, 2012

Nearly 50 million American adults—more than a fifth of the nation’s adult population—smoke cigarettes.

Research & Commentary: Idaho’s Tobacco Tax Advantage

February 1, 2012

Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Dennis Lake (R-Blackfoot) says he wants to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $1.25 per pack, to help curb smoking and raise revenue.

Research & Commentary: School Funding that Follows the Child

January 31, 2012

The idea of education funding following the child has several names, such as weighted student funding, backpack funding, fair-student funding, student-based budgeting, and results-based budgeting.

Research & Commentary: Civic Education

January 31, 2012

Often lost in the attention rightly paid to students’ poor achievement in math and reading is that civic knowledge and participation have been sliding for decades in the United States.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

John Monaghan
January 31, 2012

On Wednesday, Ohio Senate Bill 216 will be up for consideration in the Senate Energy & Public Utilities committee.

Research & Commentary: Early Childhood Education

January 26, 2012

In November 2011, President Barack Obama restructured Head Start funding to require competitive grants for the least effective providers, to forestall congressional Republicans seeking to limit or

Research & Commentary: Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund

January 25, 2012

As in all states with significant hurricane risks, windstorm coverage is expensive for people in Florida.