• Washington Business Journal
    Maryland, D.C. consider measures to stabilize state health exchanges

    As the federal government continues to challenge the Affordable Care Act, Maryland and District officials are considering state-level rules to protect the affordability and viability of their public health insurance marketplaces.

    Misguided Study Shows Why Push for Women in STEM Could Be Backfiring

    Professors at Skidmore College recently published the results of a new study that, unintentionally, revealed how efforts to recruit women into STEM fields may be backfiring.

  • The Washington Post
    Why is only one side in the gun culture war required to show respect?

    You have perhaps heard the joke about the liberal who is so open-minded that he can’t even take his own side in an argument.

  • Global Citizen
    Mexico Gives Cash Directly to Moms — And It's Succeeding in Major Ways

    The idea of a universal basic income has become popular in recent years as policymakers and pundits look for ways to improve social safety nets, help people affected by automation and job insecurity, and simplify bureaucracies.

  • The Washington Post
    The dam of denial has broken

    The most astonishing aspect of the response to Michael Wolff’s book is that anyone is surprised. President Trump’s unfitness for office was obvious long before he was elected. Once he moved into the White House, the destructive chaos of his administration was there for all to see. Future historians will scratch their heads to figure out why it took this particular book to break the dam of denial.

  • Education Week
    Tulsa, Okla. Pre-K Shows Benefits Into Middle School

    Middle school-students who were enrolled in Tulsa's prekindergarten program as 4-year-olds were more likely to be enrolled in honors courses, and were less likely to be retained in a grade compared to their peers who were not enrolled in pre-K. That's according to the latest study to find long-lasting benefits from high quality early-childhood education.

  • The Washington Post
    We’re rushing toward the breaking point

    Can our government function normally when President Trump tweets about his “button” being bigger than that of an armed adversary? Can there be business as usual when the word “insane” is being applied with increasing frequency to his actions, and when one of his most loyal supporters has called a meeting between Russian operatives and Trump campaign officials “treasonous”?

  • Federal Times Logo
    Learning on the upswing

    In today’s world, continuous learning is the key to survival, not only for the organization but for the individual. Change occurs at such a rapid pace, that only the “prepared mind” can take advantage of Fortuna and the slings and arrows that she sends our way.

  • Washington Examiner
    End of an era, Christian Science Monitor Breakfast host retiring

    For only the third time in its 51-year history, the fabled Christian Science Monitor Newsmaker Breakfast will have a new host beginning next year.

  • Marketplace
    States scramble to continue funding federal health program for low-income kids and pregnant women

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP provides health insurance to nearly 9 million low income-children across the country. In September, it technically ran out of money ... after Congress failed to reauthorize funding. Some states — which operate CHIP programs themselves — have been subsisting on leftover funds for months, but time is running out before that money dries up too, leaving potentially millions of children without insurance.