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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Rethinking Data, Geography, and Jurisdiction

The international community should reject geographic-based data control frameworks and adopt ones premised on data flow “control points."


EDUCATION POLICY
Measuring Up

Using BLS data in the gainful employment calculations would bury any indication of program quality.


BRETTON WOODS II
Sustainable Supply Chains

If blockchain-based solutions reach scale over the next five years, they could deliver a transformation in global supply chain management


EDUCATION POLICY
Putting the Experiment Back in the Experimental Sites Initiative

By designing, funding, and carrying out true evaluations, the Department of Education could help more Americans access higher education.


PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY
Digital Deceit

Examining the technologies behind precision propaganda and political disinformation on the internet


EDUCATION POLICY
Rethinking English Learner Data

Illinois’ approach to EL issues represents a compelling example of trying to navigate data quandaries thoughtfully.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
How Features of Payday Loans Vary by State Regulation

The payday loan industry is subject to state regulations and, in effect, the costs associated with these products vary geographically.


EDUCATION POLICY and SHIFTLABS
Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship

As employers lament a shortage of skilled workers, one solution is gaining steam: youth apprenticeship.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Contesting "Cyber"

The inconsistent application of the prefix “cyber” stems not only from confusion, but also from contest.


EDUCATION POLICY
Uncovering the Inner Workings of States’ Early Childhood Policies

Given each state’s complex early childhood workforce systems, it can be difficult for advocates and educators to realize their goals.


EDUCATION POLICY and SHIFTLABS
Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education

To make the most of apprenticeship, policymakers must make it part of—not an "alternative" to—higher education.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Becoming Visible

We reveal how policies created through racial exclusion are maintained, and to reject reform efforts that merely tinker with the system.