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Student Daniel Kay Hertz creates maps showing NYC segregation

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These Maps Show Just How Segregated New York City Really Is
via - Huffington Post

Amy Claessens on importance of more advanced lessons in kindergarten

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Are you smarter than a 5-year-old? New research shows kindergarteners can learn more
via - Southern California Public Radio

Chloe Gibbs, AM'08, PhD'12, wins prestigious dissertation award for education finance and policy

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Prof. Gibbs Wins Award from the Association for Education Finance & Policy
via - Batten Connection

Catherine Chandler Deutsch, MPP’10, and student Daniel Kay Hertz on charter schools

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Charter Schools: The Promise and the Peril
via - In These Times

Brett Goldstein on the importance of having tech entrepreneurs in public service

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Let’s get geeks into government
via - Financial Times

Amy Claessens on children and math

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Research on Children and Math: Underestimated and Unchallenged
via - New York Times

Felicity Vabulas on the G-8's suspension of Russia

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Does the G-8’s suspension of Russia actually matter?
via - Washington Post

Student Daniel Hertz on Chicago's rising income inequality

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40 Years of Chicago's Rising Inequality, in One GIF
via - Atlantic Cities

Jim Heckman on early childhood education

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Nobel laureate James J Heckman talks highlights value of investing in early childhood
via - Times of India

Tomas Philipson on 'double jeopardy' in American health insurance

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'Double Jeopardy' In American Health Insurance
via - Forbes


Why you should be worried about the 'random' violence

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Jens Ludwig on why crime should be a greater concern among America's citizens, particularly those in Chicago.
via - Crain's Chicago Business

Teachers Unions Have a Popularity Problem

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Professor William Howell and colleagues highlight how public opinion is turning against teachers unions, even among teachers themselves.
via - The Wall Street Journal

At the Heart of What Matters

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Dean's International Council member Azeem Ibrahim argues that Scotland's imams should focus on the critical social issues facing today's Muslim youth, rather than injecting their religious views in an attempt to influence legislation.
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Can the Feds Save the Housing Market?

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Chicago Harris master's candidate Mark Bergen examines a new effort by the federal government to clear its books of foreclosed homes.
via - The Atlantic Cities

Cutting Medicare spending can improve health

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Professor Tomas Philipson argues that the Obama administration's health care reforms need to be designed so that they improve — not compromise — health and innovation in the United States.
via - The Daily Caller

The Lies of Sarah Palin

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William Howell reviews Geoffrey Dunn's recent book - a "searing indictment" of the former vice presidential candidate.
via - San Francisco Chronicle

Pakistan: The People Have Their Chance

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Dean's International Council member Frank Schell suggests that now is the time for the Pakistani people themselves to wrest control of their country and build a credible government.
via - The American Spectator

Can al-Qaida survive this?

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Postdoctoral Scholar Jenna Jordan examines the organizational consequences for al-Qaida of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
via - Chicago Tribune

For Obama and Libya, now the tricky part

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Professor William Howell suggests that President Obama's recent speech successfully made the case for U.S. intervention in Libya, but that the terms for success must be precisely defined.
via - CNN Opinion