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  • Seattle Offers City Planners More than Coffee: 12 Ways to Revitalize Downtown

    Posted on June 14, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-Seattle's privately-led downtown revitalization project boosted taxable sales 15.8 percent, double the previous average growth rate, and put Seattle at the top of the rankings for retail, dining, and entertainment. One of the nation's most successful redevelopment projects, Seattle's Pacific Place redeveloped three city blocks and created more than one million square feet of new retail space without resorting to eminent domain.

  • Goldwater Institute Receives $25,000 Grant to Establish Ronald Reagan Fellows Program

    Posted on June 08, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    The Goldwater Institute received today a generous grant of $25,000 to establish the Ronald Reagan Fellows Program.

  • Why are Californians Flocking to Arizona? The Impact of Tax Policy on Interstate Migration

    Posted on May 24, 2004 | Type: Press Release | Author: Matthew Ladner

    PHOENIX-A Goldwater Institute report released today reveals that states across the country are losing residents en masse to neighboring states that offer lower taxes and better business climates. An analysis of U.S. Census data by Goldwater Institute senior fellow Dr. Matthew Ladner shows a strong statistical link between high taxes and population loss.

  • Hispanic Males Twice as Likely to be in Special Education

    Posted on May 10, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-A Goldwater Institute report released today shows that minority students in predominantly white Arizona schools are significantly more likely to be placed in special education than their peers who attend predominantly minority schools. The analysis of new school-level data from the federal Office of Civil Rights shows Hispanic and American Indian males are labeled at a rate 64 percent higher in schools that are 75 percent or more white than in schools that are 25 percent or less white.

  • All-day Kindergarten Solution in Search of Problem, School Choice Could Close Achievement Gap in 10 Years

    Posted on April 27, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 22, 2004, it was announced that Arizona governor Janet Napolitano would serve as co-chair of the new Task Force on Public Education in the 21st Century. Napolitano explained, "We are trying to prepare students for a high-tech world, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the 20th century."

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