Local government reform: IUPUI center provides staff for state commission

Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform Gov. Mitch Daniels knew where to turn when he wanted to find professional help for the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, which he appointed last summer. He asked the Indiana University Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, headed by IUPUI clinical professor John L. Krauss. And the center delivered -- providing staff support and other services to enable the commission to produce a comprehensive report and bold recommendations after only four months.  Full Story

Hoosiers slightly more pessimistic about school quality in annual survey


The results of the fifth annual Public Opinion Survey on K-12 Education in Indiana by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at the Indiana University School of Education find public attitudes are slightly down regarding the overall quality of schools in the state. The survey gauged the attitudes and perceptions of a representative sample of Hoosiers on key educational issues.

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SPEA students take part in nationwide review of state wildlife plans

Vicky Meretsky

Students in SPEA Associate Professor Vicky Meretsky's master's-level capstone seminar last fall applied their knowledge and skills to real-world issues when they worked with teams from seven other universities on a study of the implementation of Wildlife Action Plans in all 50 states and six U.S. territories.

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Congress, carbon and the Chicago Climate Exchange -- this time it's our money

Stephanie and Ken Richards

The U.S. House of Representatives' intention to become "carbon neutral" under its Green the Capitol Initiative represents an admirable endeavor. But if House leaders intend this to be more than a religious exercise, they need to think carefully about their plan to partner with the Chicago Climate Exchange, write Stephanie Hayes Richards and Kenneth Richards.

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Serial killers may kill more victims than we think

Missing and Wanted

Serial killers may be responsible for up to 10 times as many U.S. deaths as previously estimated, according to an analysis by a criminologist at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Kenna Quinet, associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, wrote about "the missing missing" in the journal Homicide Studies.

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U.S. trails other countries in air traffic management

Managing the Skies

The United States lags behind other developed countries in the structure and financing of its air traffic control system. And its failure to adopt reforms may have serious consequences as air travel and air cargo continue to grow and the industry becomes an increasingly important part of the global economy, says a book co-authored by Indiana University professor Clinton V. Oster.

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Previous issue


The Dec. 11, 2007, issue of Perspectives on Policy featured a story that examined the regulations of toxic chemicals. Also highlighted in this issue were articles about an IU professor who is discussing the communication gap between scientists and policy makers; details on a $3.1 million project examining how current and emerging technologies are being used in classrooms; information on preventing traffic tragedies; details on a professor's book regarding the 60th anniversary of India's democracy; and a look at how a law professor is helping families resolve conflict.

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