IU Public Policy Institute examines income gap between Indiana, U.S.

Money Indiana trails the nation and the Midwest in the important category of per-capita personal income, according to a new policy brief from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. The report analyzes the numbers and finds the gap between Indiana and the nation is significant and won't easily be reversed. The state is behind not only in wages and salaries but also in investment income and income from proprietorships.  Full Story

Indiana University SPEA faculty named editors of 'Public Administration Review'

Public Administration Review

Public Administration Review, the premier journal of public administration research, theory and practice, is returning to Indiana University and its School of Public and Environmental Affairs. SPEA Distinguished Professor James Perry will serve as editor-in-chief of the journal, and Professor Michael McGuire will serve as managing editor, each for a term of three years.

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Running a race against ourselves

Education Reform

The past decade has seen tremendous changes in America's public education system, with the past 12 months among the most active in our country's history, write Jonathan Plucker and David Rutkowski, faculty members in the IU School of Education. But the dirty little secret among researchers is that the reforms will almost certainly have little to no effect on the performance of most students.

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Region's mayors strategize at IU Kokomo summit

Mayors' Conference

Industry, government, and higher education of north-central Indiana must join forces -- creating a "triple helix" -- to successfully land businesses and improve quality of life. Regionalization and other collaborative ideas were discussed during a recent Mayor's Summit hosted by Indiana University Kokomo.

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Geology journal addresses global water sustainability

Water Sustainability

Water, water, everywhere, but not enough to drink -- at least not where it's needed. That's the dilemma that Indiana University geochemist Chen Zhu and colleagues explore in a recent issue of Elements, a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by 16 geological societies.

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Complete College America grant to support student attainment at IU regional campuses

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A $1 million innovation grant from Complete College America to the state of Indiana will provide Indiana University regional campuses with funding for course mapping software, intensive student advising and other strategies that support student success and degree completion.

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Lifestyle and housing changes revealed by Census in Indiana

Census 2010

The latest 2010 Census data portray a state where the white population is much older than the state's growing minority groups and where home ownership is in retreat, particularly among younger Hoosiers. The data also show that the nature of Indiana families is changing.

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Previous issue


The July 2011 issue of Perspectives on Policy features an IU expert's policy brief on pros and cons of the federal health-care law. It also includes articles about a new Center for Urban Health at IUPUI, an IU South Bend civil-rights history class and tour, a study on the value of higher education for Indiana, a report on the impact of new IRS rules on small nonprofit organizations, language training for international doctors who will practice in the U.S., and a report on commuting and fatigue for airline pilots.

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