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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source PolicyLink
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
Anchor institutions can be important drivers of economic growth. Through their spending and investment, employment and contracting, and their ability to generate ideas, information, and talent, they can spark innovative enterprises grounded in place. Their existence can be especially...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level School District
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Education, Data & Technology
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts have introduced student activity monitoring software and other digital tools aimed at facilitating remote classroom management and driving student engagement. Though helpful, these tools can also be intrusive. This report examines...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Many schools are surrounded by fast food restaurants, which provide students with easy access to unhealthy foods and undermine schools' efforts to offer nutritious meals. Prohibiting fast food restaurants from locating near schools is one strategy to help reduce childhood obesity...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level School District
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Education
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are tasked with providing a quality education to their students, along with ensuring their safety and welfare, regardless if classes are being held in-person or virtually. Additionally, schools must adjust to the economic ramifications brought...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Education
This report states the negative effects of school suspension and expulsion. It then proposes alternative discipline practices to support a positive and safe culture within schools that encourages students to engage in good behavior....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona
Source Kaboom.org
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Economic Justice, Health, Public Spaces
To address its deficiency in parks and public green spaces, the city of Tucson established joint use agreements with the unified school district which expanded community access to 12 elementary school yards. This brief outlines the costs and legal processes associated with the agreements...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Community Development
As the community foundation field reaches the century mark and faces growing pressure on its business model, many communities at the same time are struggling with economic distress. To meet these converging challenges, an innovative group of community foundations are beginning to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Berkeley
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
2020 Vision is a citywide movement to ensure academic success and well-being for all children and youth growing up in Berkeley. Its goal is to close the achievement gap in Berkeley's public schools by working with the schools, city departments, community organizations and families....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, School District
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education, Data & Technology
Some schools and school districts are turning to social media monitoring as a response to the threat of mass shootings. Companies are marketing services claiming to identify sexual content and drug and alcohol use; prevent mass violence, self-harm, and bullying; and flag students...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Education, Community Development
This report examines the blighted school conditions in Detroit and the lack of investment in schools across Michigan. It discusses these conditions' detrimental effects on children's education, future opportunities, and mental health. It emphasizes the need for focused attention,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, State, School District
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 77 requires most state and local government bodies, including school districts, to annually disclose the costs of corporate tax abatements. As a result of the new rule, thousands of America’s public school districts are...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
Anchor institutions are place-based entities such as universities and hospitals that are tied to their surroundings by mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers, employees, and vendors. These local human and economic relationships link institution well-being to that...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Health, Public Safety
During the COVID-19 pandemic, early educators are being asked to serve children of other essential workers without the appropriate pay, health care, and personal protective equipment (PPE) or recognition that should come with risking their lives. This infographic outlines the risks...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Education
Students are better served when educators work together. Through a series of interviews, this report shows that teachers are ready to begin working together, but they cannot without the support of Ohio's government. This report also suggest steps Ohio's policymakers can take to foster...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Health
This report describes how the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads and why mitigation measures, such as symptom screening, testing, and contact tracing, are recommended for schools. It argues that it will be more difficult for schools with poor condition facilities to effectively implement SARS-CoV-2...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Education
English Language Learners (ELL) are poorly served by the Massachusetts public education system. This report provides evidence-based strategies and recommendations to support ELL students' academic achievement, evaluate current educational policies, and implement reforms. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Mississippi
Source Kaboom.org
Policy Areas Children & Families, Community Development, Economic Justice, Health, Public Spaces
Due to increasing statewide obesity rates, localities across Mississippi are exploring ways to expand access to parks and recreational facilities. The city of Hernando established joint use agreements with public schools to allow greater community access to recreational facilities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) New Jersey
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
As New Jersey tentatively reopens K-12 schools after being closed for over five months, many of the state’s child care providers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the children of essential workers. Throughout this time, providers have been required to observe...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, School District, National
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Education Law Center
Policy Areas Housing, Education
This fact sheet offers tips for homeless students struggling to navigate school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it informs students of their rights and outlines resources they can utilize to obtain free meals, internet access, or guidance....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Education
This report examines the impact of expanding voucher programs on public schools in Ohio. Despite evidence showing that public school students perform better, vouchers redirect public school funds to private schools, including religious institutions. The report discusses Senate Bill...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Health, Housing
This report outlines recommendations for community leaders looking to create a welcoming and equitable environment for Afghan refugees. Suggestions include creating a multi-sector response group to help refugees access housing, employment, health care, and other essential services;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, School Board, School District
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Education, Public Safety
This case study analyzes how student and youth advocacy efforts have advanced alternative visions of safety within the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district. As a result of this student-led campaign, MPS has terminated all of its contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department, terminated...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, School District
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Education, Health
This fact sheet outlines actions necessary to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Recommendations include upgrading HVAC systems, performing daily air flushes, maintaining proper relative humidity levels, conducting retro-commissioning, and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education, Public Safety
Zero-tolerance policies and the proliferation of law enforcement officers in schools have funneled many students into the criminal legal system. This brief outlines steps school districts, cities, and states can take to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Recommendations include...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This report examines the decline in income growth and shared prosperity in Gateway cities, mid-sized urban areas in Massachusetts that historically served as regional economic centers. It shows that wages have not kept pace with productivity since the 1970s, leading to income stagnation...

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