Two years into Maine's DirigoChoice insurance program, designed to
expand access to health insurance to Maine's uninsured individuals and
small businesses, the state is grappling with how to fund the program.
While the program's governing board recently voted to assess a controversial assessment...
This year's Quality Counts report from Education Week
has broadened its traditional focus on K-12 education to examine what
states are doing in early education to prepare students for public
school -- and how K-12 education is helping students prepare for
college and the workforce. The report...
Since the Bush administration first recognized the genocide in Darfur, over 250,000 men,
women, and children have died. This number does not count the countless
women and children that have been raped or attacked as a result of the
Sudanese government's campaign to kill and drive out Darfur's...
Commission members in Wisconsin are floating an idea
that is almost groundbreaking in its simplicity: a free college
education for the state's students in exchange for a commitment to
remain in state for a set period of time. If the student ends up
reneging on the deal, they pay the cost of their...
One of the biggest challenges in raising voter turnout is address the
rate of voter registration. The vast majority of states have
registration deadlines weeks before Election Day. The schedule poses
problems for busy Americans who simply forget to register or
re-register and find themselves...
The Baltimore City Council is considering a bill
that would require developers to include affordable housing units in
all of Baltimore's residential projects. Under the proposal, up to 20
percent of all housing units would be reserved for low to moderate
income people. Baltimore is not the first...
While conservatives obfuscate their support for No Child Left Behind (see today's Eye on the Right),
a much more pressing issue faces America's education system: the state
of school buildings and the physical infrastructure. In a new report
from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the union...
In states across the country, progressive leaders are stepping up to
discuss how to achieve universal coverage for health care. At the same
time, many on the Right are trying to define "health care coverage" to
mean bare-bones care with often unaffordable cost-sharing for
This week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa approved a new city law
requiring hotels near the LAX airport to pay the same living wage as
those companies receiving government contracts: $9.39 an hour if the
hotels provide health insurance or $10.64 an hour without benefits.
Like many other states, Michigan is struggling with how to build a
technology infrastructure that can grow the state's economy and educate
its children. Unfortunately, meeting in a lame-duck session, the
Michigan's State Senate is considering an industry-backed bill, HB 6456,
to create statewide...