National University System Institute for Policy Research

Pruning the Challenges of San Diego's Wine Community
November 8, 2007 - As San Diego's backcountry begins to recover from the fires of the past month, viniculture and wine-related tourism can play a role in helping severally impacted communities, including Ramona, Valley Center, and Julian recover. Continue reading »
Innovation and Incentives: Rewarding Performance in NYC Schools
November 1, 2007 - One of the things that outsiders bring to bureaucracies is a willingness to experiment and to rethink established ways of doing business. Continue reading »
The Visitor Industry and Economic Success
October 18, 2007 - The early 1990's was an economically bleak time for San Diego. The region's largest private sector employer, General Dynamics, had shuttered its Kearny Mesa facility. Continue reading »
Helping San Diego's Latino Youth Make the Grade
October 11, 2007 - As we reach the final days of Hispanic Heritage Month, a recent government study points out in stark relief the astronomically high drop out rate among Latino high school youth. Continue reading »
Conservation and Water Supplies: What San Diegans are Thinking
October 4, 2007 - The news about the region's water supply seems to get worse every day. The latest shoe to drop was recent long-range forecasts that predict a La Nina condition this winter. Continue reading »

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