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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.


RESOURCE SECURITY
The Slow Motion Crisis

This report examines the relationship between climate change and security in Turkey and Iraq.


NEW AMERICA
SHIFT Commission Report of Findings

New America and Bloomberg released the findings from a yearlong effort to study the future of work in America.


EDUCATION POLICY
Varying Degrees

Americans believe in the tremendous potential of higher education—but they also feel that higher education is falling short of that promise.


EDUCATION POLICY
Off Limits

If institutions are granted the power to limit student borrowing, how might they choose to do so?


EDUCATION POLICY
How to Bring Early Learning and Family Engagement into the Digital Age

Resources for Digital Age learning already exist, but localities are not often tapping into them to help families in need.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
After Mosul: Enlarging the Context of the Syria-Iraq Conflict(s)

Success in Syria and Iraq is contingent on taking a wider view of the United States’ long-term involvement in the region.