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    Policy Points 2 4
    David Garcia
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    The success of school choice policies is most often measured by the number of students who leave their home school to take advantage of choice options. But what about the other side of the equation? What about students who stay in the same school, even though other options are available? New analysis by ASU scholar Dr. David Garcia reveals that reenrollment rates for Excelling schools are close to reenrollment rates for Failing/Underperforming schools.

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    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Monday, March 1, 2010

    Every year some Arizona students drop out of high school with the intention of acquiring a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Find out how many Arizonans receive a GED each year and how this alternative credential impacts their lifetime earning potential. Also visit Morrison Institute’s Web site to read about proposed funding cuts to GED training.

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    Special Report 1 1
    Tom Rex
    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Sampling error is very large for most Arizona counties in the American Community Survey. Read a nontechnical discussion of the accuracy of the ACS.

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    Decades 1 10
    Sally Wittlinger
    Sunday, January 31, 2010

    During the mid-part of the last decade, when the population growth rate was at its highest, the Phoenix area experienced rapid development and urban sprawl. The result has been an intensification of the Urban Heat Island effect. In this edition of Decades, author Sally Wittlinger discusses this uncomfortable consequence of urbanization.

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    Decades 1 9
    Richard Knopf
    Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Human services provide an important safety net for Arizonans and help many achieve self-sufficiency. But by the close of the last decade, the infrastructure was severely damaged by the recession – with shrinking resources at all levels of government, and across the entire spectrum of nonprofit organizations including faith communities.