Mary Ellen McIntire  |  Mary Ellen McIntire

Mary Ellen McIntire is a Governing intern. She is a student at George Washington University.

May 6, 2015

The Real Reason Disparities Exist in Education Funding

Almost every state has been sued for not investing enough in education, especially in poorer districts. But localities may be more to blame.
May 1, 2015

The 'Anti-Yelp' for Government

The new app's focus on positive feedback helps cities improve services and boost employees’ morale.
April 23, 2015

A New Way to Help Schools From Losing Textbooks

Schoogle, a new app that monitors everything from tablets to trombones, can help districts save time and money.
March 12, 2015

Close, Chaotic Elections Spur States to Train Ballot Keepers

After long lines turned voters away in November, Connecticut is the most recent state to seek rules and requirements for election administrators.
March 5, 2015

How the Most At-Risk Cities Are Preparing for More Power Outages

East Coast cities are expected to experience more hurricanes and more blackouts in the coming years.
January 29, 2015

Vying for Funding, Rural Counties Often Lose to Big Cities

But a new contest, where the competition is limited to rural areas, offers a chance for smaller municipalities to realize their economic development plans.