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Cincinnati is seeking to expand preschool programs to more children. RAND researchers studied a variety of approaches and found that while each approach would likely provide returns on investment, it is important to ensure programs are high quality.
Dec 12, 2016
Lynn A. Karoly, Anamarie Auger, Courtney Ann Kase, Robert C. McDaniel, Eric W. Rademacher
The Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network (MAVEN) Project created a corps of experienced volunteer physicians to provide telehealth consults to providers in safety-net clinics. This evaluation of the program can inform quality-improvement efforts.
This paper studies the effects of guaranteed college admission on student effort and achievement. In 1997, Texas enacted the "Top Ten Percent" law, which guarantees admission to any public college for students in the top ten percent of their high school class.
Dec 8, 2016
Daniel M. Leeds, Isaac McFarlin, Lindsay Daugherty
Presence of depression at the start of HIV antiretroviral therapy can affect whether patients take their medications, which suggests that screening and early treatment could help boost rates of medication adherence.
Dec 8, 2016
Glenn Wagner, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Madhumita Ghosh Dastidar
This report presents a decisionmaking framework and supporting indicators for urban responses to climate change based on risk governance, emphasizing capacities to transform policies, institutions, financing, and other actions to affect change.
Researchers extend RAND's dynamic retention model for Defense Department civil service workers, add costing capability, and simulate the effects of mandating workers to pay a larger share of contributions into the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Dec 6, 2016
David Knapp, Beth J. Asch, Michael G. Mattock, James Hosek
This study describes China's national and security strategies and its approach to war and escalation control; summarizes its military capabilities developments; and reviews its concepts for deterrence in strategic and conventional domains.
Dec 6, 2016
Timothy R. Heath, Kristen Gunness, Cortez A. Cooper
This study examines China's interests in the Middle East and assesses China's economic, political, and security activities there to determine whether China has a strategy toward the region and what such a strategy means for the United States.
These findings can be used to make revisions to improve the QRIS as a measure of program quality and to identify promising ways to support QI efforts among early childhood programs.
Dec 5, 2016
Heather E. Quick, Laura E. Hawkinson, Aleksandra Holod, Jennifer Anthony, Susan Muenchow, Deborah Parrish, Alejandra Martin, Emily Weinberg, Dong Hoon Lee, Jill Cannon, Lynn A. Karoly, Gail L. Zellman, Susannah Faxon-Mills, Ashley N. Muchow, Tiffany Tsai, Mechele Small Haggard