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The Importance of Partnerships For Municipal Broadband

The Importance of Partnerships For Municipal Broadband

Internet access is increasingly important in today’s world, as more services and everyday interactions move online. While many local governments see the benefit in providing high speed broadband to their…

Community Schools: An Interagency Cooperation Model

Community Schools: An Interagency Cooperation Model

A community school is both a place - a public school - and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Research shows that its integrated focus…

Digital Literacy in the Education Sector – Real World Experiences

Digital Literacy in the Education Sector – Real World Experiences

Education technology curriculum development and deployment is intended to reduce the digital divide for future generations. Public policy regarding education technology should have flexibility by suggesting tools and curriculum examples.…

Climate Change Adaptation: Implications for the Public Sector

Climate change is no longer an abstract concept, or a concern for the distant future. This year is on track to be the planet’s hottest in the modern era, and…

But Where’s the Biology?

But Where’s the Biology?

The best journal article I’ve ever read is “Revisiting Accepted Wisdom in the Management of Breast Cancer” in the September 1997 issue of Alternative Therapies. That is not just my…

Revitalizing A West Coast Legacy City

Revitalizing A West Coast Legacy City

Legacy cities in the West do not share the declining population and less than robust regional economy of the struggling Northeastern and Midwestern cities. But just as some of the…

Leadership and Trust in Emergency Management

In today’s environment, emergency managers get things done through team leadership that follows in rhythm. And, they get the right things done without constant prodding or course correction. To make…

Climate and Clean Energy Policy Federalism

Federalism has been a constant driver of progress and source of tension throughout U.S. history. Federalist #46 notes the limitation of the federal authorities but also indicates an opportunity for…

Lying in Public Life

Lying in Public Life

When Americans believe public servants are lying, trust in government is the first casualty. Yet, lying is a problem that goes well beyond national security situations. In a 2007 National…

Do Nonprofit Accreditation Programs Increase Agency Infrastructure?

With the increasing amount of nonprofit organizations being created, these agencies are constantly challenged with the burden of keeping the doors open with decreases in funding? Considering technology advances, service…

What’s Next for the ACA?

What’s Next for the ACA?

The conventions may be over, but the presidential debates are about to begin and one topic will surely come up: The Affordable Care Act (ACA). Hillary Clinton has a long…

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