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Another "preventive" war in the region would be disastrous for national security, our troops, our economy and our allies. Now, when we have secured the backing of key global powers, is the time to hold off on new sanctions bills and to test the alternatives to war. read more »

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According to research by Chloe R. Gibbs, an assistant professor of public policy and education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville only 1 in 10 3- and 4-year-olds was enrolled in formal early education when Head Start began, compared to more than 40 percent today. About a third of students entering the program had never been fully inoculated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, or polio—common childhood illnesses at the time. read more »

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“SNAP benefits provide essential support to families and individuals in Virginia who live in or near poverty,” said researcher Annie Rorem, who prepared the brief. “In three- quarters of Virginia households receiving SNAP benefits, at least one family member was employed – suggesting that these benefits are, in fact, supplemental support for a basic need: food.” read more »

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U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced legislation Jan. 16 that would reform how Congress and the president consult on whether and when to engage in military action, Kaine explained Wednesday at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. His address drew a capacity crowd of roughly 150 students in Garrett Hall’s Great Hall. read more »

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Congratulations to David Breneman, former director and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Batten, James Wyckoff, director of the joint Batten-Curry Center on Eduction Policy and Workforce Competitiveness, and University Professor and Batten affiliated faculty member Sarah Turner! read more »

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Schedule of events, details, and RSVPs! read more »

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California’s program increased the probability that mothers in that state would be back at work within nine months to a year after giving birth, according to research by Christopher J. Ruhm, professor of public policy and economics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and Charles L. Baum, professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.  read more »

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White House Council of Economic Advisers report on the War on Poverty cites research by Gibbs published in the recent "Legacies of the War on Poverty" collection, in which she, along with Jens Ludwig and Douglas Miller, examines the legacy of Head Start and it's lasting impact. read more »

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Paid leave shouldn't be cast in such a narrow light, says University of Virginia's Christopher Ruhm. Paid family leave is a family values issue, although he admits the conservative politicians who employ that phrase aren't typically referring to the kind of work-life balance that, in his opinion, paid family leave allows read more »

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Congratulations to Chloe Gibbs, who received the 2014 Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Awards Committee for the Association for Education Finance & Policy (AEFP). She completed her dissertation, "Experimental and Quasi-experimental Evidence on the Impact of Full-day Kindergarten," at the University of Chicago. read more »

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