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    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher Pay-for-Performance

    RAND's substantial body of work on teacher pay-for-performance provides policymakers with a strong evidence base on the design, implementation, and potential results of pay-for-performance programs.

    Aug 1, 2013

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    What Should We Learn from Boston?

    We cannot assume, based on Boston's response to the marathon bombings, that other U.S. cities are as prepared. Emergency managers and public safety agencies remain focused on disaster preparedness, but some hospitals have lapsed into thinking that it is a costly distraction from daily business.

    Jul 10, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Six Districts Begin the Principal Pipeline Initiative

    This first report describes the initial plans for initiative implementation in the six participating school districts and the first steps taken toward implementation in the first year after grant award in August 2011.

    Jul 1, 2013

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    Community Health Needs Assessment Recommends Improvements in D.C.

    Better integration of health and social services in Washington, D.C., may help facilitate the use of preventive health services such as for asthma, obesity, and sexual and mental health, according to a community health needs assessment.

    Jun 26, 2013

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    Revenue, Spending Reductions Will Offset Costs of Expanding Medicaid in PA

    While the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will require additional spending by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, these costs will be more than offset by additional revenue or reductions in other spending in the 2014-2020 timeframe.

    Jun 24, 2013

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    From Boston to Oklahoma—Lessons for the Regional Trauma Response System

    Three mass-casualty events occurring in three very different settings show that disaster preparedness should not be limited to large cities or “target” areas in the United States. One trait that is common to all such events is the need for coordinated, responsive trauma care for victims.

    May 23, 2013

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    Crowd-sourcing Our Security

    Involvement can transform members of the public from helpless bystanders into active participants in their own defense, thereby reducing fear and alarm, writes Brian Michael Jenkins.

    May 13, 2013

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    Searching for Clues on the Brothers Tsarnaev

    One doesn't need a clear link to a global terror group to carry out an attack; one needs only the resources, the means and an Internet connection. But the global nature of these communities and their online links also create openings police can exploit.

    May 6, 2013

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    Journal Article

    A Positive Deviance Approach to Understanding Key Features to Improving Diabetes Care in the Medical Home

    The medical home has gained national attention as a model to reorganize primary care to improve health outcomes. Pennsylvania has undertaken one of the largest state-based, multipayer medical home pilot projects.

    May 1, 2013

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    Getting To Outcomes: Improvement of Prevention Capacity Unveiled at a Summit of Maine Officials and Stakeholders

    Community-based practitioners can improve their programs using Getting To Outcomes®, a toolkit, training, and onsite-support package which enhances their ability to prevent drug and alcohol use among youth.

    Apr 29, 2013

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    Oral Health: Parental and Provider Perspectives

    Oral health is important to children’s overall health and well-being. However, access to care can be a challenge for parents seeking oral health services for children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. Also, providers have noted a general unawareness among parents about the importance of preventive oral health care.

    Apr 26, 2013

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    Lessons from Boston

    Boston's health care providers reacted the way they did because they knew what they were supposed to do. Those who did not were smart enough to follow the lead of those who did. That's how a “ritualized” disaster plan works.

    Apr 25, 2013

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    Reacting to Boston

    Basing public safety decisions on risk analysis allows authorities to devote public resources to those counterterrorism measures that have the potential to do the most good, writes Henry Willis.

    Apr 22, 2013

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    The Day After: How Will the Boston Marathon Bombing Change the Way America Fights Terrorism?

    The risk of overreaching in the name of homeland security is great. But the best and most likely outcome of this latest attack would be a measured security response built around Americans engaging anew in their own security, writes Brian Michael Jenkins.

    Apr 19, 2013

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    Forget What You Think You Know

    What's the difference if they ascribe this atrocity to a neo-Nazi, radical Islamist, or separatist anti-government ideology? Whatever their motive, they're cowardly murderers who need to be brought to justice, writes Andrew Liepman.

    Apr 19, 2013

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    Boston Marathon Bombings Highlight Need to Measure Investment in Homeland Security

    In recent years, especially following the economic downturn, states, counties, and cities have looked for ways to reduce costs and maintain basic policing services, leading many to question what the investment in counterterrorism and homeland security has achieved for their jurisdiction.

    Apr 18, 2013

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    Why U.S. Was Surprised, but Prepared for Boston Attack

    Although official after-action reports are still being compiled, it looks like Boston's first responders and hospitals delivered under difficult circumstances, writes Arthur Kellermann.

    Apr 18, 2013

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    News Release

    Expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania Would Sharply Increase Federal Revenue to State

    Expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act would boost federal revenue to the state by more than $2 billion annually and provide 340,000 residents with health insurance.

    Mar 28, 2013

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    The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pennsylvania

    If Pennsylvania opts into Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, more residents would have health coverage and the state would enjoy a positive economic effect. However, benefits would have a long-term cost, with uneven regional results.

    Mar 28, 2013

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    Journal Article

    The Academic Effects of Summer Instruction and Retention in New York City

    This article examines the impacts of summer instruction and test-based grade retention in New York City.

    Mar 1, 2013