In the News

Aug 7 2018

Government Matters: How to Build a Better Budget Process

“The Convergence Center for Policy Resolution took a closer look at the budget process in its Building a Better Budget Process report. The document lays out recommendations to make the budget process smoother for both Congress and agency decision makers. Mike Veselik, managing director of the Building a Better Budget Process project at Convergence, said that they interviewed 100 federal stakeholders, and each one wanted more predictability in the process.”
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Jul 18 2018

RealClear Policy: We Might Actually Get Budget Reform This Year

“It should not go unnoticed that various groups from across the political spectrum have been helping Congress to tackle budget reform. They include the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the National Taxpayers Union, the Brookings Institution, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, and the Heritage Foundation — to name just a handful. The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, which I co-chair, has also helped to produce research and events on budgeting and appropriations.”
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Jul 2 2018

The Hechinger Report: Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

DALLAS — In December 1997, a sixth-grader at Dan D. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Erin and Sean Jett, whose house is so nearby they hear the school bell ring, did not have school-aged children at the time. But it left an impression. “My child will not go there,” said Erin.

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Jun 25 2018

Convergence Announces Next Chapter for Education Reimagined

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution announces today that Education Reimagined, a Convergence initiative launched three years ago, will spin off into a new organization beginning January 1, 2019. Building on their track record of success, Education Reimagined is poised to expand its leadership role as a fully independent organization, advancing the learner-centered education movement in the United States.

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Jun 20 2018

ATTN and 180 Studio: Why Do Grades Hold So Much Power Over Our Children’s Futures?

Education Reimagined was invited by ATTN: and 180 Studio to participate in an education video series exploring the “Why” of traditional education. The series explores why we narrowly group children by age, promote memorization over deeper learning, use grade levels as indicators of “moving up,” and confine learning to four-walled classrooms. Complementing each video, Ulcca Joshi Hansen provides the research and history around the “why” of America’s education traditions and invites all of us to explore the possibility of something new.

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Jun 20 2018

Why Do Grades Hold So Much Power Over Our Children’s Futures?

Education Reimagined was invited by ATTN: and 180 Studio to participate in an education video series exploring the “Why” of traditional education. The series explores why we narrowly group children by age, promote memorization over deeper learning, use grade levels as indicators of “moving up,” and confine learning to four-walled classrooms. Complementing each video, Ulcca Joshi Hansen provides the research and history around the “why” of America’s education traditions and invites all of us to explore the possibility of something new.

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Jun 18 2018

Forbes: A New Congressional Proposal For A Medicare Long-Term Care Insurance Benefit

“As a back-end, or catastrophic, long-term care benefit, the bill roughly tracks a 2016 proposal by the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative (on which I served), and a revised version proposed earlier this year by Judy Feder of the Urban Institute and Georgetown University and Marc Cohen of the University of Massachusetts at Boston.”

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