2014 Legislative Summit

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!

School Choice 101

What is School Choice, and why does Nebraska need it?

Solutions for Public Pension Reform

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.

Ending Nebraska's Achievement Gap

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.

Controlling Costs and Protecting Public Safety

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.

PLATTE CHATS

POLICY STUDIES

Education Reform: Ending Nebraska's Achievement Gap

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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IN THE NEWS

  • Test Scores Show Low-Income Omaha Students Can Excel

  • New Policy Study Looks At Police, Fire Pensions

  • A Solid, Albeit Mild, Tax Reform Proposal

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