Category Education Policy

A Closer Look at Universal Child Care

Maya Pendleton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives As an idea, universal child care is not new. In fact, the United States briefly implemented universal child care as a part of the 1940 Defense Housing and Community Facilities and Services Act (or the Latham Act). Under this law, all families were eligible for child care […]

The Promise of Free Community College and What States Deliver

Caitlyn Valadez, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Mamie Voight of the Institute for Higher Education Policy once noted that ”free is a message that works.” The phrase “free community college” is often used to describe and promote scholarship programs that cover tuition costs for community college students.  This policy approach to making college more […]

GW WonkCast S3E10-1: Above the Fold: The Omnibus Bill and Higher Education

This #abovethefold discusses parts of the new omnibus bill that President Trump signed before the Easter recess. Specifically, what does this new spending bill do for higher education in this country? If you are an undergrad, graduate, or future college or university student, listen up! Hear about changes to the Pell grant, work study, and […]

GW WonkCast S3E9-2: Above the Fold: Using Predictive Analytics to Address Gun Violence in Schools

Last Friday, the GW WonkCast team joined WRGW News to discuss a new approach to a timely and difficult issue: gun violence. co-Host Erik LaDue and Brief Policy Perspectives Staff Writer Cory Lancaster join WRGW News anchors Harris Kay and Robert O’Shaughnessy to discuss how predictive analytics could be used to reduce gun violence in schools. […]

GW WonkCast S3E8-1: Below the Fold: Climate Change in Textbooks, Olympics and Diplomacy, and the EPA and SCOTUS

This Below the Fold covers a debate over whether to discuss climate change in textbooks in Idaho, a recap of what the Olympics meant for U.S. diplomacy, and a dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jessica Blackband moderates joined by co-Host Katherine Lundie and last episode’s special guest MPP Matthew […]

Notes from the Policy Field: Movie Screening on Young Women of Color and the Juvenile Justice System

Event: Live at Urban: For Ahkeem: A Screening and Discussion on Young Women of Color and the Juvenile Justice System Event effectiveness rating: 5 stars (out of 5) Date: 2/7/18 Write up by Elizabeth Sherwood, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. and comments on […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-1: Below the Fold: Cuba Diplomats Follow Up, Tax Refund Fraud, and Tuition Aid in D.C.

Diplomats hearing cicadas, tax refund fraud, and potential cuts to a grant for tuition aid for D.C. residents are all on the docket for this week’s Below the Fold. For her Below the Fold, Haley Dunn says American and Canadian diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are suffering from new neurological syndromes. Eli Richman reports that […]