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Improving State Corrections Systems

Pew Stateline looked at the progress states have made during the decade-long Justice Reinvestment Initiative, through which 36 states have been implementing research-based changes to their corrections system to reduce crime and recidivism while also reducing costs. Read about how five specific reforms have been successful at improving states' systems. 

Trends in State Legislatures

This week, the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) released their End-of-Session Report examining trends in state legislatures across the United States. Check out the report to learn about important victories, including progress to combat climate change, help working families and expand access to voting.

NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Megan Barry, Mayor
(Nashville, TN)


Roadmap for Early Education

NewDEAL Leader Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is targeting 100% enrollment in a high-quality pre-K program for Nashville's four-year-olds, and her committee is already hard at work. This week, the committee released a roadmap for expanding quality pre-K, and ensuring that stakeholders beyond the school district will have a voice in the work. Learn more about the roadmap and how Nashville is leading in research-based early education policy.

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