In an era of fiscal crisis, California can still improve access and quality in its early childhood education system through low-cost improvements that adopt efficiencies and better use existing resources. Such measures will also allow the system to lay the foundation for greater improvements in the future when more resources are available.
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Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together
Why does terrorism arise and decline? Why do people become terrorists or disengage? An interdisciplinary project addresses these questions and more to pull together the pieces regarding root causes of terrorism, individual radicalization, public support, and the ways in which terrorism fades.
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RAND Review, Latest Issue: Cost Controls
The feature story topics in this issue - how government can get more bang for its buck, how science can help us understand climate change, the promise of health information technology, foregoing conventional wisdom to advance negotions with Iran - have been RAND research priorities for years but have recently become national priorities for the United States. In each case, the evidence gleaned can now shape the contours of the policies being formed.
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