The conventional view of Congress that it is an ineffective lawmaking body plagued by partisan conflict and gridlock. Yet, too often the raw measures of its legislative activity (number of laws passed, days in session, etc.) are inaccurate depictions of substantivelawmaking and governing. This project will help us to understand Congress’s ability to fulfill its legislative responsibilities, by gauging its success in renewing and updating existing programs and laws set to expire on a periodic basis. Prof. Scott Adler and collaborators will identify and track all expiring provisions in legislation enacted by Congress since World War II. The data should provide a more nuanced perspective on Congress’s legislative performance.
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for the long-term impact of access to contraception census project
This grant to the University of Colorado Boulder will expand a research study to assess the effects of access to the full range of family planning methods on poverty status and economic stability of women and their families. While this question is crucial to policy arguments worldwide, it has rarely been studied with adequate data on the women for whom family planning programs are intended.
for support of the Networks of Education Shared Systems
The National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder produces and disseminates high-quality, peer-reviewed research that informs education practice and policy discussions. This grant supports the formation of a working group to advance the Center’s shared system work in school systems and to conduct a study to investigate how equity is being advanced. The Center hopes to develop a clear picture of what renovated public systems look like, identify the steps needed to move in that direction, and create a narrative about shared systems’ merits and pathways.