Fiscal Cliff 2013: The Campaign to Fix the Debt Tackles the Fiscal Cliff Crisis | Policymic

December 4, 2012

Joining with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, they sponsored the conference in Washington, DC. The conference featured two notable bipartisan roundtables of experts in tax and healthcare policy. Moderated by Bloomberg Chief Washington ...

Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensing and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the Early Grades

April 25, 2011

On April 9, 2011, Laura Bornfreund spoke on a panel titled "Teaching Teachers to Teach Reading" at the annual meeting of the Education Writers Association conference in New Orleans.

Bornfreund highlighted findings from the Early Education Initiative’s latest report “Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensure and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten and the Early Grades,” emphasizing (for this particular panel) the differences in reading courses between K-5 and P-3 teacher preparation programs.

The decade in books | The Hindu

January 2, 2010

Perhaps the three most important books of this sort were Ghost Wars by Steve Coll, Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid and The Looming Tower by Lawrence ...

Comments of the New America Foundation - NBP Public Notice #1

  • By
  • Benjamin Lennett,
  • Chiehyu Li,
  • James Losey,
  • Robb Topolski,
  • New America Foundation
September 1, 2009

Determining an appropriate definition of broadband is a critical part of the Commission's development of a National Broadband Plan. An appropriate definition is essential not only for establishing "what is broadband" and "where is it available," but also for shaping the future trajectory of telecommunications innovation in the United States. The Open Technology Initiative of the New America Foundation makes the following recommendations for the Commission to consider in defining broadband:

Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

January 4, 2010

New America will be hosting two events with Steven Hill to discuss this book and Europes evolving leadership. Join us Thursday, January 21 at 12:15 p.m. and Friday, January 22 at Noon ET.

Programs:

Enemies of the People

October 20, 2009

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police files in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full of shadows. The files revealed terrifying truths: secret love aff airs, betrayals inside the family circle, torture and brutalities alongside acts of stunning courage -- and, above all, deep family love.

Programs:

Prepared Testimony of Sascha Meinrath Before the FCC Wireless Technology Workshop

August 13, 2009

I work for a DC-based think tank -- holding down the technology arm of the foundation's work.

The Open Technology Initiative formulates policy and regulatory reforms to support open architectures and open source innovations; and facilitate the development and implementation of open technologies and communications networks.

Financial Services Corps

July 29, 2009
Todays complex financial marketplace makes it increasingly difficult to understand and navigate the array of products and services available from a variety of providers. Low- and moderate-income families, who have fewer financial resources to begin with, are most vulnerable to falling into financial distress. A solid grounding in personal finance and a clear understanding of the available options when making financial decisions are critical.

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

July 8, 2009

First, I would like to thank Chairman Carper, Ranking Member McCain, and other members of the subcommittee who have gathered today. I am honored by this incredible opportunity to share some thoughts on the subject of strengthening U.S.-Pakistan relations, with a specific focus on explaining the character and dynamics of jihadist militancy in Pakistan.

Summary of the Administrations Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency

June 24, 2009
The Obama Administration has proposed the creation of a new, independent federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, to ensure consumers have the information they need to make wise financial decisions; are protected from abuse, discrimination, and unfair and deceptive practices; have access to financial services; and ensure the financial services market operates fairly and efficiently.
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