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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

To adequately care for children and appropriately support families, state leaders and program managers need to rethink the notion of evidence-based decision making. For years, early childhood stakeholders have recognized the need for – and power of – integrated data use. However, having access to data is not the same thing as understanding it. Sharing data is not the same thing as communicating with it.

Many states now have sophisticated data systems that can produce a complete,...

Thursday, November 1, 2018

If I were a gambler, I would not be putting any money on the 2018 midterm elections. Polls and odds seem to shift daily, if not hourly, and even this close to election day we don’t have a clear idea how Democrats and Republicans, incumbents and challengers, outsiders and party mainstays, will fare come Nov. 6.

One thing we do know, of course, is that things will change. Whether Republicans hold both the House and the Senate, or whether Democrats can edge out a majority in one or both...

Friday, October 5, 2018

In the midst of a struggling economy, sweeping investigations into political corruption, and one of the most turbulent political campaigns in nearly three decades, the people of Brazil will take to the polls on Oct. 7 for a first-round vote in the 2018 presidential election. 

Lost in the...