Aspen Institute Publications

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Putting the Pieces in Place: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools' Teacher Evaluation System

Rachel Curtis
March 30, 2012

The two top priorities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools' Strategic Plan 2014 Teaching Our Way to the Top are: focusing on equitable instruction district-wide, and creating a performance-oriented culture based on continuous improvement and accountability for results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Target use of teacher performance data
  • ...

A Northern Tiger? Canada's Economic and Fiscal Renaissance and its Implications for the United States

Jeremy A. Leonard
March 29, 2012

Little known to an American public weary of the seemingly intractable fiscal problems facing the United States is an example of a mature democracy successfully addressing a similar set of problems. In the 1990s Canada faced chronic fiscal deficits, saw one-third of its Federal expenditures go to debt relief, and suffered unemployment averaging over 9.5% for the entire decade. Yet by the end of that...

Updating Rules of the Digital Road: Privacy, Security, Intellectual Property

Richard Adler
March 20, 2012

Given the current growth and importance of the Internet, the report of the 2011 Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy titled Updating Rules of the Digital Road: Privacy, Security, Intellectual Property, highlights the elements that will allow for greater use of broadband as the common medium: security, privacy and intellectual property regulation. Written by rapporteur Richard...

Policy Brief: Family Planning is the Missing Investment

March 8, 2012

Investments in family planning yield demonstrated social and economic returns in all sectors—food, water, health, economic development—yet are one of the least well-funded areas in global health. 

Reinventing Health Care

Basit Chaudhry, e-Patient Dave deBronkart, Carole Roan Gresenz, Joseph Hutter, Anjali Jain, Brent C. James, Shawn Martin, Lewis Mattison, Daniel L. Newton, Anthony Nguyen, Brent Parton, Kavita Patel, Steven Weinberger
March 2, 2012

"The U.S. continues to make remarkable advances in medical science and technology. However, financial incentives within the health care delivery system can hinder consistent, affordable patient access to these advances,” said Sam Nussbaum, M.D., WellPoint's Chief Medical Officer. “WellPoint is pleased to collaborate with the Aspen Health Innovation Project to address critical barriers to innovation in...

Securing Cyberspace: A New Domain for National Security

Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price
February 27, 2012

This book is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2011 Aspen Strategy Group summer workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers examine the complexities of the emerging cyber threat, as well as the possibilities - and inherent challenges - of crafting effective domestic and international cyber policy. Authors explore topics such as the economic impact of cybercrime...

Final Evaluation - Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health

February 26, 2012

In February 2012, external evaluators EnCompass LLC released its final evaluation of the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health (MLI). This evaluation aimed to document and inform the development of the MLI approach and to assess the outcomes of that approach. The final report summarizes the evolution of MLI; explores the roles and efficacy of each enabling strategy; and summarizes the...

The Freedom Savings Credit: A Practical Step to Build Americans' Household Balance Sheets

Lisa Mensah, Raymond O'Mara III, Colby Farber, Robert Weinberger
February 17, 2012

Building Americans' household balance sheets should start with making savings and asset-building incentives more efficient and equitable. Although millions of working Americans currently receive little or no tax incentive to save, modest reforms to our tax code have the potential to dramatically improve their financial futures. The Aspen Institute on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) proposes the ...

Two Generations, One Future; Moving Parents and Children Beyond Poverty Together

February 9, 2012

The United States in 2012 is at a crossroads about ways to ensure that all its people fuel progress in the 21st century. By creating partnerships across programs, policies, and systems that are now focused separately on children and parents, we can create an America in which a legacy of economic security and educational success passes from one generation to the next. We believe this vision shows a way...

Filling in the Gaps: Critical Linkages in Promoting Africa Food Security An Atlantic Basin Perspective

Joe Guinan, Katrin A. Kuhlmann, Timothy D. Searchinger, Elisio Contini, and Geraldo B. Martha
January 27, 2012

The challenge of global food security particularly in the Atlantic Basing will require critical linkages that are highlighted in this publication.