The city is eliminating short-term jail sentences for low-level misdemeanors. Other cities will undoubtedly be watching the impact.
"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.
Better data is helping schools find new ways to keep kids in classrooms.
Growing up in a low-income, heavily immigrant neighborhood taught Baltimore's Leana Wen how crucial physical health is to the overall well-being of any community.
But while many cities are beefing up their forces, others are still feeling the effects of the recession.
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.
Building out digital infrastructure raises a host of complex questions, from avoiding obsolescence to sorting through funding options.
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.
States have significantly fewer people dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud and abuse than they did when the recession started.
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.