In this week's Platte Chat, we provided a sneak peek into our forthcoming policy brief on minimum wage increases and workforce development. Learn what the research really does tell us about minimum wages and unemployment.
Join the Platte Institute and CrossFit CEO and founder Greg Glassman in Lincoln to discuss a policy workout program to put Nebraska in the best shape of its life!
Now that 43 other states have implemented school choice initiatives, there is a wealth of knowledge to help Nebraska create school choice programs to meet the unique educational needs of families and children.
Flawed accounting assumptions threaten retirement security for public workers, reliable services for residents and taxpayers, and reasonable choices for policymakers in guiding the city's future growth and development.
Recent test scores from Omaha's Catholic and public schools provide useful examples of how Nebraska's education practices could be improved to strengthen student outlook and achievement for all.
This study carefully examines both LB 999 and LB 907, as well as other successful prison reform options from across the country and includes a list of recommendations for policy makers.
This study compares 2012-2013 standardized test scores for low-income and minority students from Omaha Public Schools and the city's private Catholic Schools. The results show that demographics can't be an excuse when it comes to providing high quality education and achievement opportunities for all Nebraska's young people.
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