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Front & Center Newsletters

Front & Center is NGA's weekly newsletter on Center projects and events, state best practices, federal policies affecting states, links to respected research, and quick analysis on hot topics.


December 12, 2014

Juvenile Justice, Telehealth, Transportation, School Safety

December 05, 2014

Water Management, K-12 Education, Behavioral Health, Terrorism

November 21, 2014

Workforce Training, Veterans Services, Transportation, STEM

November 14, 2014

Veterans Services, Clean Energy, Affordable Housing, Drug Addiction

November 07, 2014

Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency, Drug Addiction, Terrorism

October 31, 2014

Information Technology, STEM, Energy Efficiency, Drug Abuse

October 24, 2014

Lean, Early Education, Energy Efficiency, Mental Health

October 10, 2014

Natural Gas, Cybersecurity, College Readiness, Drug Abuse

October 03, 2014

Geographic Information Systems, Resiliency, Child Safety, Intelligence Sharing

September 26, 2014

Transportation, Digital Learning, Mental Health, Cybersecurity

September 19, 2014

Terrorism, Mental Health, Financial Aid, Preventive Care

September 12, 2014

Workforce, Mental Health, Medicaid, Disaster Planning

August 29, 2014

Cybersecurity, Health Workers, Veterans, Performance Measurement

August 22, 2014

Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Transportation, Medicaid

August 15, 2014

Maternal Health, Drug Abuse, Water Management, Terrorism

August 08, 2014

Renewable Energy, Pensions, Recidivism, Mental Health

August 01, 2014

Small Businesses, Veterans, Behavioral Health, Student Loans

July 25, 2014

Clean Energy, Utilities, Behavioral Health, School Safety

July 18, 2014

Veterans, National Guard, Career Technical Education, Electric Grid

July 03, 2014

Career Technical Education, Mental Health, Drug Abuse, Cybersecurity

June 27, 2014

Drug Addiction, Mental Health, Utilities, Transportation

June 20, 2014

Trade, Veterans, Opioid Addiction, Transportation Safety

June 13, 2014

Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Energy Efficiency, Recidivism

June 06, 2014

Utility Reform, Pre-K, Advance Practice Nurses, Recidivism

May 23, 2014

Veterans, Teacher Pay, Infant Mortality, Utilities

May 16, 2014

Infrastructure, Workforce, Terrorism, Preventive Care

May 09, 2014

Manufacturing, Drug Treatment, Human Trafficking, Cybersecurity

May 02, 2014

Energy Grid, Domestic Violence, Water Management, Pre-K

April 25, 2014

Pre-K, Veterans, Cybersecurity, Public Safety

April 18, 2014

Water Conservation, Behavioral Health, Child Protection, Cybersecurity

April 11, 2014

Pre-K, Public Safety, Early Childhood, Natural Gas

April 04, 2014

Opioid Addiction, Financial Aid, Human Trafficking, Transportation

March 28, 2014

Natural Gas, Behavioral Health, Data Management, Unemployment

March 21, 2014

Workforce Training, Substance Abuse, Human Trafficking, Energy Efficiency

March 14, 2014

Cybersecurity, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Mental Health

March 07, 2014

Advanced Manufacturing, Early Childhood, School Safety, Cybersecurity

February 28, 2014

Cybersecurity, Early Childhood, Air Quality, Health Homes

February 21, 2014

Teacher Pay, Recidivism, Emergency Preparedness, Energy Efficiency

February 14, 2014

Pre-K, Power Grid, Telehealth, Small Business

February 07, 2014

School Safety, Recidivism, Natural Gas, Medicaid

January 31, 2014

Birth Outcomes, Disaster Preparedness, Energy Efficiency, Career Training

January 24, 2014

Health Care, Teacher Performance, Pre-K, Background Checks

January 17, 2014

Tax Credits, Drug Abuse, Pre-K, Food Insecurity

January 10, 2014

Mental Health, Gas Pipelines, Corrections Reform, Telemedicine

December 20, 2013

Energy Infrastructure, Teacher Salaries, Affordable Housing, Veteran Services

December 13, 2013

Health Centers, Child Protection, Employee Wellness, Poverty

December 06, 2013

Transportation, College, Data Tracking, Student Achievement

November 22, 2013

Veterans, Natural Gas, School Safety, Highway Safety

November 15, 2013

Student Loans, Micro-Lending, Water Management, Medicaid

November 08, 2013

Cybersecurity, Veterans, Tuition Assistance, Recidivism

November 01, 2013

Zero-Emission, STEM, Superstorms, Charter Schools

October 25, 2013

Medicaid, Early Childhood, Teen Safety, Renewable Energy

October 11, 2013

Workforce Development, Scope of Practice, Trafficking, Literacy

October 04, 2013

Transportation, Medicaid, Teacher Training, Gangs

September 27, 2013

Construction, Entrepreneurship, Financial Aid, Distracted Driving

September 20, 2013

Health Access, Medicaid, Energy Security, Broadband Access

September 13, 2013

Teacher Training, Agricultural Runoff, Electric Grid, Broadband

August 29, 2013

Child Abuse; Regional Development; Domestic Violence; School Consolidation

August 23, 2013

Diabetes Care; Early Literacy; Alcohol-Related Mortality; Fuel Tax Alternatives

August 16, 2013

Pay-for-Success Contracting; Community Health Centers; Electric Vehicles; Workforce Training

August 09, 2013

Economic Clusters; Gifted Students; Exchange Designs

July 26, 2013

State Energy Costs; Child Welfare; Dual Enrollment; Community Corrections

July 19, 2013

Workforce Development; Exchange Enrollment; Water; Medicaid and Prevention

July 12, 2013

Veterans' Assistance; Education Funding Formulas; Early Colleges; Medication Adherence

June 28, 2013

Clean Energy, Special Ed.; Substance Abuse; Agency Performance

June 21, 2013

College Completion; Sector Strategies; Managed Care; Substance Abuse

June 14, 2013

Affordable Housing; Emergency Evacuations; Child Welfare and Medicaid; Brain Drain

June 07, 2013

Green Bonds; Health Workforce; Education Career Pathways

May 24, 2013

School Meals; Evacuation Planning; Water Supply; Employing Veterans

May 17, 2013

School Turnarounds; Violent Crime Rates; College Readiness; Healthcare Costs

May 10, 2013

Online Courses; Solar Energy; Traffic Safety; IT Systems

May 03, 2013

Graduation Rates; Child Welfare; Public Safety Apps; Job Sprawl

April 26, 2013

Transportation Funding; Veterans Employment; Child Care; Engaging Managed Care Organizations

April 19, 2013

Measuring School Performance; Electric Vehicles; Apprenticeships; Work Supports

April 12, 2013

Long-Term Care; HIT; Tech Incubators; Cybersecurity

March 29, 2013

School Safety; High Speed Rail; Incarcerated Youth; Energy Costs and Foreclosures

March 22, 2013

Kindergarten Readiness; Workforce Development; School Lunches; Tuition Revenue

March 15, 2013

Fracking; Energy Efficiency; Recidivism; Hospitals and Workforce Development

March 08, 2013

Bullying; Natural Gas Vehicles; Mentoring; Hospital Readmissions

March 01, 2013

Energy Independence, Juvenile Justice, Career Assessment, Agriculture, and Jobs

February 15, 2013

School Safety; Streamlining Law Enforcement; Affordable Tuition; Combined Heat & Power

February 08, 2013

Behavioral Health; College Completion; Asset Poverty; Disabilities and Food Security

February 01, 2013

Energy Audits; STEM Teachers; Justice Reinvestment; Mental Health and Law Enforcement

January 18, 2013

Fracking; Early Readers; Transportation Financing; Child Care; Nuclear Waste

January 11, 2013

Compounding Pharmacies; Teacher Prep; Privacy Policy; Work Shares

December 21, 2012

Advanced Manufacturing; Energy Efficiency; Alcohol and Crime; Water Infrastructure

December 14, 2012

Water Quality; Retirement Savings; Energy Projections; School Vouchers; Gang Violence

December 07, 2012

Energy Strategies; Child Protection; Employee Health; Phys Ed.

November 30, 2012

College Affordability; Telemedicine; Green Infrastructure; Engaging Employees

November 09, 2012

Transportation Funding; Health Care Workers; Exports; Medicaid Spending Levels

October 26, 2012

Parks; Internships; Consumer Health Data; Public Benefits Applications

October 19, 2012

Apps; Career Data; Power Outages; Public Trust; Long-Term Care

October 05, 2012

Social Media; Rx Substance Abuse; ELLs; Distracted Driving

September 28, 2012

Data Sharing; Common Core; Workforce Training; Drug Policy

September 21, 2012

Broadband; School Safety; Storing Energy; Transportation Finance

September 14, 2012

Public Engagement; Transparency; Employee Health Care

August 24, 2012

West Nile; Wind Energy; Suspensions; Workplace Wellness

August 17, 2012

Volunteer Counselors; Payday Loans; Child Car Safety; Transportation Policy Trends

August 10, 2012

Infant Mortality; Medical Homes; Privacy Policy; Pension Law

August 03, 2012

Power Outages; Drought; Cyberbullying; Identity Theft; Children with Disabilities