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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
The United States has an enviable entrepreneurial culture and a track record of building new companies. Yet new and small business owners often face particular challenges, including lack of access to capital, insufficient business networks for peer support, investment, and business...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Health, Education
The Children's Amendment is Section 16.108 of the San Francisco City Charter: requires the Children's Fund to be used exclusively to provide services for children ages 0-17; establishes that eligible services for the Children's Fund are childcare, recreation, after-school, arts, health,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Council Of The District Of Columbia
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Education, Children & Families
Title IV of this act creates the Community Schools Incentive Initiative, which will award multi-year grants to create community schools. A community school is a public and private partnership in a public or charter school that coordinates educational, developmental, family, health,...

Type Model Law
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Education
The attached Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution language was developed for K-12 school districts that are contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant students. We recommend that any resolution contain language to address these critical issues: Limiting the sharing of student...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Education
Ohio has pressing needs for public investment, from stemming the drug epidemic to preventing infant mortality; fixing the unconstitutional school funding system to making college affordable. Taxpayer revenues should be used for public services that benefit everyone, not for special...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Wallace Foundation
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Almost everyone believes that afterschool programs are one of those good things for youngsters. And yet many kids are left out: Only 15 percent - 8.4 million - of the country's school children participate, according to a report, "America After 3 PM," by the advocacy organization Afterschool...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Food
Michigan need to improve healthcare, education, public health, immigration regulation, families, childcare, worker skills, employment, and wages. The report explains the problems and gives recommendation to each of them....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level County
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
The report lists population, race, economic security, health, family, education, access to childcare of children in Michigan...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
The property tax is the oldest major revenue source for state and local governments. At the beginning of the twentieth century, property taxes represented more than eighty percent of state and local tax revenue. While this share has diminished over time as states have introduced sales...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Partnership For America's Economic Success
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Researchers and policymakers alike want to better understand the long-run effects of investments in children's well-being. Yet, only a few studies have examined how participants in early childhood interventions fare as adults. These studies suggest that early investments may have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Education
The unchecked expansion of charter schools in California has led to dire fiscal conditions for the public education system, and public school students are bearing the costs. California’s Charter School Act doesn’t allow school boards to consider how a proposed charter school may impact...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
In 2015 OpportunityTexas launched Dollars for College, a program that introduced an in-school Children's Savings Accounts (CSAs) for College program to Texas schools. CSAs for College are long-term savings accounts set up for young children and often paired with financial education....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families, Education
The path to prison often begins in childhood and in schools segregated by race and class. Over the past 40 years, American schools with high Black and brown student populations in low-income and poor communities have come to resemble prisons more than places of learning. Behaviors...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town, School District
State(s) California
Source Berkeley Unified School District
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This resolution states that the Berkeley School Board will work together with the Berkeley City Council, United in Action, and the community to achieve the "2020 Vision for Berkeley's Children and Youth." This vision outlines that all children, regardless of race, ethnicity and income,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Tennessee
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
Suffering from years of disinvestment and persistently high rates of poverty, this case study shows how Memphis city officials joined forces with the private and nonprofit sectors to have a collective impact on some of the city's most pressing social issues....

Type Ordinance, Ballot Measure
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Town Of Barnstead
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Children & Families, Education
This ordinance puts on the ballot a measure to finance Portland Children's Investment Fund to support proven programs designed to help children arrive at school ready to learn, provide safe and constructive after school alternatives for kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report lays out a set of policy and political interventions that cities, regions, and states can make to increase municipal revenue and to make their collections more progressive. Cities have historically suffered enormous budget shortfalls and after the Great Recession, available...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This brieft outlines the challenges facing LA in terms of good jobs and poverty. It outlines how the city can combate urband poverty by creating good jobs....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Education
This report aims to move beyond the public versus charter school debate and provide a positive vision of equitable schools that severes all students through and innovative community schools program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
Business incubators and accelerators have emerged as a popular strategy to support the growth of entrepreneurial ventures, especially in the high-tech sector. They are designed to address the networking, education and capital challenges all entrepreneurs face. These challenges are...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Education
Ohio's charter-closure law requires the automatic closure of charter schools that fail to meet academic standards. However, closure law has a loophole that it places no penality on CMOs which causes "closed" schools to reopen. The report lists eight cases that shows the loophole on...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Housing, Public Safety
For the past eight years, UC Berkeley's Center for Cities & Schools (CC&S) has engaged in action-oriented research focused on the challenges and promise of integrated and inclusive planning practices and policies. The Center has learned by doing that overcoming a century of siloed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
Unlocking the potential of data and evidence to inform decision making is key to ensuring cities thrive in the 21st century. Through What Works Cities' early efforts, we've learned that cities across the country are sold on the value of using data and evidence to make informed decisions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education, Children & Families
This infographic highlights data of working women in Rhode Island and presents policy recommendations in response to the issues facing Rhode Island women. The data looks at labor force participation, part-time workers, median wages, and the relationship between educational attainment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Transportation & Mobility
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past half century - increasing from a third to nearly 60 percent of world population today - local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies,...

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