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The Idaho Policy Institute

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    Nov 15 2018

    Boise Pre-K Sees Success

    Two years ago, IPI Research Director Vanessa Fry, began working with the City of Boise [...]

    A voter sign that says, "Vote Temprano"

    Nov 14 2018

    Idaho offers Spanish Language Ballots

    On the morning of Election Day, the top trending search on Google was “donde votar,” which [...]

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    Oct 29 2018

    McCall Workforce Development

    Workforce development was the focus of a recently completed IPI project for the West Central [...]

    Panel sitting in front of screen with words, Biden Challenge. Panelists pictured from left Philip Joyce, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Public Policy in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy; Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, Assistant Director of the Idaho Policy Institute and Assistant Research Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University; Leland Ware, the Louis L. Redding Chair for the Study of Law and Public Policy with UD’s School of Public Policy and Administration; Stephanie Hoopes, Director of United Way’s ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project; Heather Getha-Taylor, Associate Professor with the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas; and Dan Smith, Associate Professor in UD’s School of Public Policy and Administration and Program Director of the Master of Public Administration program.

    Oct 24 2018

    Answering Biden’s Challenge

    IPI Research Director Vanessa Fry was invited to present her work on the Pay for [...]

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    Oct 16 2018

    Idaho Matters – Eviction

    The rising cost of housing means increased rental rates for many Idahoans. Idaho Matters recently [...]

    Four people in conversation in front of Sun Valley Institute sign

    Sep 18 2018

    Supporting Sustainability

    Resilient economies and communities are vital in the face of current environmental, political and economic [...]

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    Robert Scott Macklin standing in front of Twin Falls Courthouse

    Apr 09 2018

    IPI Research At Work

    A Twin Falls man says his public defender failed him. Now he hopes reforms will [...]

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    Apr 03 2018

    Federal Employees Work for All

    “Federal employees work for both Democrats and Republicans – even Kellyanne Conway,” is the title [...]

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    Mar 12 2018

    Grading the Test

    The Idaho teachers who are trying out a new reading test generally like what they see, so [...]

    Vanessa Fry at lectern in front of large screen

    Mar 08 2018

    Innovative Approaches to Address Homelessness

    Idaho Housing and Finance Administration (IHFA) recently invited IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry as a [...]

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