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Cross-Country Travel to Explore Experiences with HUD’s ConnectHome Initiative

High-speed internet access at home has become increasingly important to ensure educational opportunity for all children regardless of their economic status. Without this access, many students in low-income households face a “homework gap,” creating an uneven playing field in the classroom. The families themselves are often at a disadvantage in finding jobs, getting health information,[...]

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Insight Gives Back for the Holiday Season

Insight celebrated another holiday season in 2016 with the gift of giving. In November, Insight supported a Thanksgiving food drive coordinated by the organization A Wider Circle, providing 10 families with foods to prepare well-rounded meals. Each family also received a $25 gift card to purchase additional items such as a turkey or fresh produce.[...]

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Insight Policy Research starts 2017 with new awards from CMS and NHTSA

Insight was recently awarded a 5-year contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to monitor and evaluate the effects of Medicare dialysis payment policy. The project will monitor near-term indicators of access and quality of care to determine if Medicare beneficiaries have experienced any changes in dialysis services following modifications to Medicare[...]

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Insight Report on Sources of Newly Hired Teachers Released in October

On October 12, 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics released Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987–88 to 2011–12, a new statistical analysis report written by Insight Policy Research. In 2011–12, newly hired teachers accounted for 6 percent of all public school teachers and[...]

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Insight Leads Training for USDA’s Second Annual Training on Child Nutrition Access and Accountability through Technology (CNAAT)

On September 13–15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service hosted Networking for Progress in 2016, an annual national conference on child nutrition held this year in Reston, Virginia. Those attending included regional and state leaders in child nutrition, school food authorities, IT vendors serving those food authorities, and federal and regional staff.[...]

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Insight Helps Louisiana Flood Victims

When southern Louisiana was ravaged by historic floods in August 2016, more than 1,000 households registered with FEMA for assistance. Insight conducted a clothing drive to help victims recover, collecting and donating more than 75 items of clothing for men, women, and children to help rebuild both wardrobes and lives.

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Service Members’ Perspectives on Issues Affecting Women in the Military

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its 2016 Focus Group Report, which Insight produced. The report highlights findings from discussions with hundreds of military Service members, and it will inform the Committee’s annual recommendations to the Secretary of Defense. Results cover many topics of interest, including perceptions of gender integration efforts,[...]

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Insight Holds Panel Session at RECS 2016

Insight organized a panel session for the 2016 Administration for Children and Families’ Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS), held June 1–3. Poor, Unemployed, and Without Cash Assistance: Characteristics, Circumstances, and Survival Strategies of Disconnected Families was streamed live and featured research from Insight, Child Trends, and the University of Michigan. The session examined[...]

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