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EDUCATION POLICY
From Frenzied to Focused

How can school systems make principals’ roles more manageable while also ensuring that teachers are receiving the support they need?


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Deciphering the European Encryption Debate: United Kingdom

This paper, the first of a four-part series, assesses the state of the encryption debate in the United Kingdom.


EDUCATION POLICY
One Size Doesn't Fit All

In too many cases, the needs of the bureaucracy win out over children’s developmental needs.


EDUCATION POLICY
Recipe for Success

With new responsibility comes the need to deeply understand an inherently complex issue—educational assessment.


EDUCATION POLICY
In the Interest of Few

If implemented, a federal student loan refinancing plan could cost taxpayers $58 billion, yet save the average household just $8 per month.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Paid Family Leave: How Much Time Is Enough?

Why job-protected family leave is good for health and business--and why current leave polices are just not good enough.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Ensuring a Future for Detecting Internet Disruptions

This report provides an overview on the state of the internet measurement community and explores ways to share internet measurement data.


POLITICAL REFORM
Political Divisions in 2016 and Beyond

This paper investigates political conflict both between and within the two political parties, and why this may lead to party realignment.


EDUCATION POLICY
From Online Testing to Online Learning

State-mandated online assessment may just be the push that finally brings every public school online.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Measuring Broadband in Schools

Assessing network health is a critical challenge facing public schools as they plan for both today’s and tomorrow’s broadband needs.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Are Banks' Entry-Level Checking Accounts Safe and Affordable?

The protections available through Dodd Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are needed now more than ever.


EDUCATION POLICY
A Tale of Two Pre-K Leaders

A 50-state scan reveals child care directors are consistently held to lower standards than elementary school principals.