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Using Machine Learning to Evaluate Public Policy

Using Machine Learning to Evaluate Public Policy

Machine learning is a method for public policy to embrace and employ.…

Defunding the Police: Is it Reducing the Safety of Students?

Defunding the Police: Is it Reducing the Safety of Students?

The Los Angeles Unified School District is redirecting funding to replace many campus police officers with school climate coaches. Will this plan create safer environments for students and staff than…

The President as Integrator in Chief

The President as Integrator in Chief

Mary Parker Follett saw the concept of integration as the highest form of conflict resolution, where the focus is not on different positions but on the wants, interests and values…

Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning and Product-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning and Product-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?

It is the subtle differences in problem-based learning and project-based learning that significantly affect how students learn. There is also product-based learning. I advocate using all three PBLs to help…

New Scientific Advances Need Public Policy Governing Use and Abuse

New Scientific Advances Need Public Policy Governing Use and Abuse

The discovery of gene-editing has demonstrated infinite possibilities for correcting genetic problems, but there is a need for policy to evolve in order to guide the future use of the…

Make Local Roads a National Priority

Make Local Roads a National Priority

While the need for fixing local streets and roads is apparent, is anyone talking about actually investing in them?…

Changing the Lives of Public Housing Residents

Changing the Lives of Public Housing Residents

The Sacramento Housing and Rehabilitation Agency (SHRA) works hard to ensure that its employees see how their work connects to the Agency’s mission. The result is a highly engaged workforce.…

Mourning and Reflections in the Time of COVID-19

Mourning and Reflections in the Time of COVID-19

In the next international medical emergency, policymakers need to go beyond existing cooperation mechanisms, and be more collaborative about research and more equitable about sharing resources. Ongoing vaccine diplomacies should…

Planning Ahead for a Change in Leadership

Planning Ahead for a Change in Leadership

Creating a succession plan with qualified individuals is tantamount to the success of an organization, and requires serious consideration to implement correctly.…

The Black American Middle Class

The Black American Middle Class

Although gaps have narrowed, geographic segregation continues on a national level. What are we to make of this, and how do public administrators address important issues as we work to…