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Pre-K Research Shows Achievement in Benchmark Scores

Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds … (Read More) Pre-K Research Shows Achievement in Benchmark Scores

West Central Mountains Housing Solutions

Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, participated in a panel discussion at the West Central Mountains Economic Summit in McCall, Idaho.  The panel, focused on housing solutions, discussed strategies for addressing the housing-related challenges facing Valley County, Adams County … (Read More) West Central Mountains Housing Solutions

IPI Research Serves as Catalyst for “Housing First”

New Path Community Housing broke ground on Sept. 20 as Idaho’s first “Housing First” development. This project will provide housing and wrap around services for 40 people experiencing chronic homelessness and reduces the barriers of entry to housing. In 2016 … (Read More) IPI Research Serves as Catalyst for “Housing First”

IPI Director Greg Hill Presents at Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference

Greg Hill, director of Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute and associate professor of Public Policy and Administration, presented at the 2017 Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference.  Dr. Hill shared current research being conducted at IPI and also spoke … (Read More) IPI Director Greg Hill Presents at Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference

IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry Speaks at Idaho AFL-CIO Gathering

Vanessa Crossgrove Fry, assistant director at Boise State University’s Idaho Policy Institute, was invited to keynote the Working Women’s Lunch at the 2017 Idaho AFL-CIO Annual Convention in Lewiston. Ms. Fry’s talk to the 100+ delegates and guests focused on … (Read More) IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry Speaks at Idaho AFL-CIO Gathering

Idaho Policy Institute surveys food insecurity on campus

Food insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, is a growing but frequently-hidden problem on college campuses nation-wide. While a national study has been completed on the issue, the Idaho Policy Institute … (Read More) Idaho Policy Institute surveys food insecurity on campus

Idaho Policy Institute staff attend public service organization conference in Delaware

Idaho Policy Institute Director Greg Hill and assistant director Vanessa Fry recently attended the 2017 annual conference of the Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (CUPSO) at the University of Delaware. The conference took place from April 19-21 in Newark, Delaware … (Read More) Idaho Policy Institute staff attend public service organization conference in Delaware

IPI’s Dr. Matthew May examines the hidden costs of primary systems in The Blue Review

Dr. Matthew May’s article The Hidden Cost of Primary Systems appeared in the May 1 edition of The Blue Review. In the article, May explores why fewer state employees are turning out to vote in Idaho’s primary election. Drawing on … (Read More) IPI’s Dr. Matthew May examines the hidden costs of primary systems in The Blue Review

IPI teams with INL to promote Butte County economic development

IPI is working on three projects to spur economic development and quality of life in Butte County, a remote and beautiful corner of the Gem State. Corey Taule of Idaho State Journal writes about how Boise State is working with Butte … (Read More) IPI teams with INL to promote Butte County economic development

IPI Authors Discuss Transportation Infrastructure in The Blue Review

Idaho’s transportation system and infrastructure are vital to the state’s economy. Well-maintained roads, railroads, airports, transit systems, and ports allow Idaho businesses to manage inventories and transport goods more cheaply, access a variety of suppliers and markets for their products, … (Read More) IPI Authors Discuss Transportation Infrastructure in The Blue Review