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Global Warming National Poll

January 1, 2015

Recent polling has shown broad public support for a carbon price in the U.S., with a significant majority of Americans favoring a tax on carbon emissions as a means to confront and combat climate change. According to a survey (http://rff.org/Documents/RFF-NYTimes-Stanford-global-warming-poll-Jan-2015-topline-part-3.pdf) conducted in January 2015 for Stanford University and Resources for the Future, more than 60 percent of respondents approve of charging a fee for polluting emissions, which climbs to two-thirds (67 percent) backing if the new revenues were directed to consumers.

The Widening Academic Achievement Gap Between the Rich and the Poor: New Evidence and Possible Explanations

February 8, 2012

Analyzes growth in income inequality and the "income achievement gap" in test scores of children in high- and low-income families over fifty years. Examines parents' education and investment in cognitive development as factors in children's achievement.

Take a Giant Step: A Blueprint for Teaching Young Children in a Digital Age

November 7, 2011

Calls for enhancing early childhood education and teacher preparation and development by incorporating digital learning and highlights best practices, policy and program trends, and innovative approaches. Outlines goals for 2020 and steps to achieve them.

Effects of the California High School Exit Exam on Student Persistence, Achievement, and Graduation

April 21, 2009

Analyzes the impact of the exit exam requirement on student persistence, achievement, and graduation by race/ethnicity and gender and the factors behind the differential effects. Considers implications for the fairness and effectiveness of the exams.