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  • April 14, 2011
    First developed in Brazil, Participatory Budgeting (PB) has spread throughout Latin America and has been implemented in over 1,000 municipalities worldwide. But it has only recently arrived in the US—in Chicago’s 49th Ward. Chicago Alderman Joe Moore, named the “Most Valuable Local Official” in the country by The...
  • August 24, 2012
    Roosevelt Rapid Response is an exciting new opportunity for you and your chapter. Do you want to develop your ideas through writing and engage in dialog with other Roosevelters on today’s trending topics?  Want a resource to engage your members the minute they join Roosevelt, no waiting for the 10 ideas deadline?  Join...
  • September 22, 2011
    School choice has been heralded as a silver bullet in education reform, a means to offer low-income families the same ability that wealthy families have to pick their school when they cannot afford private school tuition or changing neighborhoods.  However, there is limited evidence that school choice, housing choice, or even...
  • August 5, 2011
      The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network is pleased to present the third installment of the 10ideas series. The 10ideas series is a collection of student-generated policies from our college campus chapters. These are the published ideas from the Education Policy Center. We are proud to nominate "Reforming Halifax County Teacher Pay...
  • What are these key players in education saying about the future of higher ed?
    Education
    April 22, 2011
    Cross-posted to the Roo@ASU blog - 21 April 2011. ASU hosts national panel on future of higher education from ASU News. Arizona State University President Michael Crow hosted Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and a panel of six higher education experts to analyze, tackle and define the challenges community colleges...
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    Education
    March 30, 2011
    Tomorrow fellow Roosevelter Todd Faulkenberry '13 and I will grab our packed bags, head to Bradley International Airport and fly across the country to participate in this years' Clinton Global Intiative University annual meeting. Since November we have been working on our Commitment to Action 'Generation Education,' a three-year multi-...
  • Class Picture
    February 23, 2011
    For the second time in as many years, the Amherst College chapter of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network has sponsored and conducted a succesful Interterm course uniting public policy, local not-for profits and other stakeholders, and home-grown, community based solutions. Check out the final presentations and reports of the course here:...
  • January 31, 2011
    The dramatic story of Kelley Williams-Bolar, a mother and aspiring teacher who lied about her address to enroll her children in better schools, has refueled the debate over segregation, equality, and school choice. Kevin Huffman, vice president of public affairs for Teach for America, wrote a piece in the Washington Post, using the story to call...
  • January 24, 2011
     Tuesday evening at 9:00pm EST, millions of Americans and the larger international community will join together to listen to President Barack Obama deliver his second State of the Union Address (SOTU). Roosevelt students across the nation will be doing exactly the same thing. We'd like to strongly recommend and encourage you to throw...
  • Education
    December 26, 2010
    You never really know the power of education policy and politics until you see them in action. Working at West Philadelphia High this semester has been in a word: incredible. If you look up the definition of incredible, you’ll see that it means both “too extraordinary and improbable to be believed” and “amazing”. The...