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Report Raises Questions About Nevada’s School Accountability Under No Child Left Behind Waiver | Las Vegas Sun

January 7, 2014

Among the 16 states New America Foundation studied for its report, Nevada had the sharpest decline — an 88 percent drop — in the number of “failing” schools after switching from the federal to the state’s accountability system.

The sudden decrease left Anne Hyslop scratching her head.

“It’s confusing for everybody,” said Hyslop, New America Foundation’s policy analyst and the report’s author. “Why are some schools on the (failing) list and others not?”

Attorneys General Target For-Profit Colleges Looking to Make a Buck — Especially Off Veterans | Las Vegas Sun

June 6, 2012

“There are three parts to overseeing the for-profit schools,” said Stephen Burd, a senior analyst for Education Sector, a nonpartisan think tank. “States license the schools and oversee them, creditors weigh in on their quality, and then the federal government is the gatekeeper to the federal aid programs. The problem is that none of the parts have done a very good job. Even though it looks on paper like there’s a lot of regulation, it’s not very effective and none of the players are very good at it.”

Va. System Stanching MRSA | Las Vegas Sun

August 8, 2010

You don't get paid for keeping people well,” said Phillip Longman, author of “Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours. ...

Working Together | Las Vegas Sun

July 30, 2010

They should take the time to read a column in Monday's Los Angeles Times by Gregory Rodriguez, who wrote that the number of illegal immigrants living in ...

Immigration Reform | Las Vegas Sun

May 5, 2010

Tomas Jimenez of the nonpartisan New America Foundation told USA Today that the poll shows the difficulty in handling the issue. “On the one hand, ...

U.S. Must Rise Above its Fears of China’s Ambition

  • By
  • Brian Till,
  • New America Foundation
January 30, 2010 |

In April 2001, a green and inward-looking American president had to deal with his first foreign policy crisis: an EP-3 naval intelligence plane had collided with a Chinese interceptor. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing at a Chinese airfield. The Chinese premier, Jiang Zemin, was scheduled to meet with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in Brazil days later.

Terrorism Dilemmas Come Down to Kashmir

  • By
  • Brian Till,
  • New America Foundation
October 26, 2009 |

The most vital region in this world today, for U.S. interests at least, remains a maze of cloud-shearing piles of rock and sweeping valleys, both checkered by impoverished towns and men clutching AKs-- but this pile is hundreds of miles from Kabul.

Support for Health Care Reform Is Building … From the Right

  • By
  • Brian Till,
  • New America Foundation
October 10, 2009 |

Bill O'Reilly supports a public option in the health care debate, given that it will provide cheaper insurance to those who can't afford it and isn't intended to replace insurance providers as the status quo for the majority; Tommy Thompson, W.'s secretary for Health and Human Services and a former four-term governor of Wisconsin, has praised the Senate's proposed reforms.

Entrepreneur Tests Theory of 'Better Teachers, Better Students'

  • By
  • Brian Till,
  • New America Foundation
September 12, 2009 |

As your fifth grader heads back to school this morning, weighed down by a rushed bowl of Cheerios and an oversized bag of worn books, how would you like to know that his or her science teacher has 30 years of experience, and spent last year as a special consultant to the state of Arizona? Or that his or her gym teacher shaped Kobe Bryant into 225 pounds of pure muscle?

And how would it feel to know that those teachers would be paid between $125,000 and $150,000 this year? And be certain they have the whole world watching to see how well they teach your child?

Where Are the GOP’s Ideas, Plans?

  • By
  • Brian Till,
  • New America Foundation
August 15, 2009 |

The young, aspiring Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia's seventh congressional district launched what looked like an exciting effort to recast his party last winter. It began in a packed strip mall pizza parlor in Arlington with the aim of engaging regular Americans with an Obama-style outreach both on the Web and in town halls. It has fizzled and failed.

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