Edition 170

What Does It Look Like to Renew America?

By Cecilia Muñoz

June 29, 2017

Americans across the country are driving their communities forward in innovative ways—even as Washington grows more divided.

What Does It Look Like to Renew America?

Americans across the country are driving their communities forward in innovative ways—even as Washington grows more divided.


Including Rural Communities at the Policy-Making Table

What might it look like for people in rural communities to have their views reflected in the policy landscape?


Trump's Budget Would Be a Disaster for State and Local Governments

An increase in defense spending would result in massive shifts in costs to states, many of which are already facing budget shortfalls.


The Importance of Recognizing a Third Gender on State IDs

Health, safety, and wellness make proper identification a priority.


Dangerous Weather from Sea to Shining Sea

Demographics and weather are shifting in the United States—and we need to adapt our weather resiliency techniques along with it.


Here's Why State-Level Cybersecurity Practices Matter

States hold more of citizens' information than the federal government does—it's key they have state-of-the-art cybersecurity practices.


Muslims in the Metropolis

Most Muslims feel that the current political climate is worse than at any other time in memory—how might we change things for the better?


How State and Local Paid Family Leave Policies Can Move Us Forward

In the absence of a federal paid family leave program, it's prudent to look at what smaller localities are doing to help families.


Please Stop Talking About 'Stand and Deliver'

Harping on the film confirms students' worst fears: that their teachers think less of them and define them by the struggles they face.


Increasing Early Childhood Teachers' Education, Compensation, and Diversity

Couldn't a drive to increase educational attainment and compensation be a strategy to recruit and retain a diverse workforce?