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July 13, 2011
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Kaiser Health News
At stake are trillions of dollars in government spending and taxes. One of the proposals in play is an increase in payments by upper-income seniors for Medicare. Sweeping reductions in domestic spending are also on the table. After a Thursday meeting, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders agreed to reconvene Sunday.
June 29, 2011
Water fountain
Produced by:
New America Foundation
In California, legislation that requires all California public schools to offer clean and free drinking water to their students in areas where meals are served, by July 1, 2011, has been introduced.
June 27, 2011
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The Huffington Post
Mark Shriver and celebrity advocate Jennifer Garner write about their fight for early education.
June 17, 2011
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Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy Elizabeth Lower-Basch discusses how public benefit programs and refundable tax credits can provide many students—particularly low-income or older students who have their own families—with the support needed to attend and complete college.
June 17, 2011
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Kaiser Health News
A Harvard professor gives a dose of reality regarding health care policy and the budget.
June 17, 2011
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Kaiser Health News
James C. Capretta takes a look at the health care debate, delving into plans by President Obama and Representative Paul Ryan and makes arguments for inconsistencies, hypocrisy, and how the debate will continue.
June 10, 2011
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Kaiser Health News
Short on cash and time, officials in California and at least a dozen other states have turned to philanthropies to help pay for the extra work required under the federal health law.
June 10, 2011
Produced by:
Kaiser Health News
A news update on Americans's stance on debit limit, and how much they trust President Obama to protect health care.
June 7, 2011
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The Hechinger Report
The PreK-3 movement, which refers to the years spanning prekindergarten to third grade, wants to revolutionize early education through an ambitious list of connected initiatives, including universal access to free public preschool, mandatory full-day kindergarten, and curriculum that is seamlessly connected from preschool to third grade.
May 31, 2011
Produced by:
The Huffington Post
What does it mean to be "tough on crime"? Does "toughness" depend on how many people we imprison? Or should the indicator be whether our society combats crime at its root? Current policies point directly at the former option, but we need to be smarter on crime.