Tagged: Public Services

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Public Services Policy Topics

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig

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This review paper, prepared for the forthcoming Russell Sage volume Changing Poverty, considers the ability of different education policies to improve the learning outcomes of lowincome children in America. Disagreements...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Lars Lefgren, David Sims

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Educational interventions are often narrowly targeted and temporary, and evaluations often focus on the short-run impacts of the intervention. Insofar as the positive effects of educational interventions...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Julie Cullen

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In this paper, we examine whether expanded access to sought-after schools can improve academic achievement. The setting we study is the "open enrollment" system in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). We use lottery data to...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Brian Jacob, Julie Cullen

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In this paper, we examine whether expanded access to sought-after schools can improve academic achievement. The setting we study is the "open enrollment" system in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). We use lottery data to...

Feb 01, 2010

 

Brian Jacob

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This paper takes advantage of a unique policy change to examine how principals make decisions regarding teacher dismissal. In 2004, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) signed a new collective bargaining...

Feb 01, 2010

 

Thomas S. Dee, Brian Jacob

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The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act compelled states to design schoolaccountability systems based on annual student assessments. The effect of this Federal legislation on the distribution of student achievement is a...

Feb 01, 2010

 

Brian Jacob

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Despite the concern that student plagiarism has become increasingly common, there is relatively little objective data on the prevalence or determinants of this illicit behavior. This study presents the results of a natural field...

Mar 01, 2010

 

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This fifth brief in the series provides an overview of transportation funding for highways, roads and bridges, and offers information on possible policy options to modify that funding.

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Mar 01, 2010

 

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The sixth brief reviews trends in crime rates, the incarceration rate, and corrections expenditures. The brief also examines potential solutions to reduce the cost of corrections while maintaining public safety.

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Aug 01, 2010

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The fiscal health of Michigan's local governments has declined in the last year and has become a much more widespread problem, increasingly affecting communities of all sizes, in all regions of the state. This MPPS report examines how local governments are being...

Mar 01, 2011

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The Michigan Public Policy Survey asked Michigan's local government leaders an extensive battery of questions regarding intergovernmental cooperation, service sharing, consolidation, and more, during the Fall 2010 survey. Responses show that intergovernmental...

Sep 01, 2013

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This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ assessments of their jurisdictions’ fiscal conditions and the actions they are taking in response to ongoing and widespread fiscal challenges. The findings are based on responses from five statewide survey...

Dec 01, 2013

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This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ opinions regarding the state’s “right-to-work” legislation, enacted in December 2012 for both private sector (Public Act 348) and public sector unions (Public Act 349). The findings in this report are based...

Jan 01, 2014

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This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ opinions regarding the community and economic development strategy known as placemaking, and its use by Michigan jurisdictions. By engaging in placemaking, policymakers attempt to capitalize on local assets...

Oct 01, 2014

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This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ assessments of their jurisdictions’ fiscal conditions and the actions they are taking in response to ongoing and widespread fiscal challenges. The findings are based on responses from six statewide survey...