The Undoing of the CFPB: Why Consumers Should Know and Care

“Money, Mississippi.” Credit: Department of Communication University of Washington December 5, 2017; The Atlantic and the Washington Post As the Trump administration removes and replaces all vestiges of Obama’s eight years in office, one of the agencies that could disappear might do so without so much as a whimper from much of the general public,…

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Los Angeles Housing for Health Program Saves Public Funds

“Homeless on skid row in downtown LA, December 2010.” Credit: Gilbert Mercier December 5, 2017; MedicalXpress In a recent study of the Los Angeles County Housing for Health program, which provides chronically ill homeless people with permanent shelter, the Rand Corporation found that use of public services dropped significantly, reducing costs for the county. The…

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How Important Is Integration to Nonprofit Charter School Leaders?

“Charter School Plainfield, N.J.” Photo credit: EDUSPACES / PRZESTRZENIE EDUKACJI December 3, 2017; AP News, Chalkbeat, and The Atlantic From their supporters’ perspective, charter schools are a key ingredient in the prescription our nation’s struggling education system needs to cure its ills. They provide a way to free educational leaders from the bureaucratic shackles of…

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Perverse Incentives in Asthma Treatment Endanger Lives and Cost Taxpayers

“Asthma,” by Nina A.J.G. December 4, 2017; Washington Post “Baltimore paramedic crews make more asthma-related visits per capita in [the 21223 ZIP code] than anywhere else in the city, according to fire department records,” the Washington Post reports, based on a study conducted by a reporting team from the University of Maryland School of Journalism…

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Puerto Rico’s Nonprofit Sector at a Crossroads

South Carolina Army National Guard Responds to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico October 2017. Since Hurricane Maria, NPQ has been covering the crisis in Puerto Rico. We saw a situation that we felt needed to be highlighted, full of warnings, learnings, and opportunities. As the island faces a near-total collapse of infrastructure—economic, political, communications, energy,…

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