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GiveVoice.org

Publication date: 
03/2013
GiveVoice.org helps track the effects of sequestration — the across-the-board cuts to the federal budget which came about during the debate over raising the debt ceiling — on nonprofits and the communities they serve.
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Itemized Tax Deductions for Individuals: Data Analysis

Publication date: 
03/2013
This report analyzes the most recently available public data from the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) Statistics of Income (SOI) to provide an overview of who claims itemized deductions, what they claim them for and the amount in deductions claimed. It also concludes with a brief discussion of the implications of various policy options to reform or limit itemized deductions.
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Did Democracy Win in 2012?

Publication date: 
02/2013
In a special report supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, American Prospect Executive Editor Bob Moser argues that the enormous influence and amount of money spent on 2012's election campaigns, along with attempts to disenfranchise voters across the country, contributed to the failure of American democracy.
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2012 Child Well-Being Index (CWI)

Publication date: 
12/2012
The Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is a national, research-based composite measure updated annually that describes how young people in the United States have fared since 1975. The 2012 CWI reports that American families’ economic decline preceded the recession, jeopardizing both middle-class and low-income children.
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Critical Conversations: A School Leadership Initiative

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11/2012
This event, held at the High School of Art and Design, hosted by WNET and sponsored by The Wallace Foundation, highlighted New York City's effort to develop a "principal pipeline," or sufficient number of highly effective school principals to meet the needs of the city's schools and students. The conversation focused on components of The Wallace Foundation's $75 million principal pipeline initiative, was moderated by Beth Fertig, education reporter and Editor for WNYC Radio and www.schoolbook.org , and its panelists included Dennis M. Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Department of...
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