Better data is helping schools find new ways to keep kids in classrooms.
"Most local governments are run by white men, so there hasn’t needed to be a conversation about what diversity looks like."
It's been almost two months since Congress let what's historically been a bipartisan program expire.
But while many cities are beefing up their forces, others are still feeling the effects of the recession.
At a time of historic national division, two state legislators helped lead a bipartisan effort to secure Kansas' fiscal future.
It turns out that how long a mentor sticks around can have a huge impact. One organization is working with schools to follow kids from kindergarten to graduation, and it's expanding to more cities.
Some aren’t just covering yoga and acupuncture but recommending it before prescription drugs.
The increase in annual spending is largely due to rising health-care costs and increased investment in transportation.
Many have predicted it would. But when younger candidates do launch campaigns, it's typically for state or local positions.
2018 will be the first big election year when attorneys general target their peers in other states. Will it hinder the history of bipartisanship among them?
Allowing municipal employees to conduct union business while on the clock is widespread. It could use a dose of transparency.
In his new book, David Osborne argues the best way to fix the education system is to increase charter schools and create a survival-of-the-fittest system.
A bipartisan proposal in Congress would go a long way toward helping to build smarter government at every level.
And the report card isn't good: Most states failed to balance their budgets without resorting to one-time fixes or underfunding pensions, among other violations.
Ballot language often spurs confusion and lawsuits. Some state election officials are trying to make them easier to understand.
Across the country, prisoners or their families are suing states for heat conditions they argue amount to cruel and unusual punishment.