KF News and Ideas

Valerie A. Lemmie Joins the Kettering Foundation

Valerie A. Lemmie will join the Kettering Foundation as director of exploratory research, effective May 5.

Observations from a Hub of Local Democracy in Colorado

An interview with Martín Carcasson, an associate professor of communication studies at Colorado State University (CSU) and founding director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD).

The Common Core – Why Isn't Public Support More Robust?

The development and implementation of the new, voluntary Common Core learning standards in literacy and math got off to an impressive start. Now, however, the Common Core is meeting forceful resistance from both the right and the left. How did an idea that started off with so much support become so controversial?

New Faces at KF: Chandra Shekher

An interview with KF's new Katherine W. Fanning Fellow.

New Faces at KF: Ángela Navarrete-Cruz

An interview with one of this year’s international Research Residents at the foundation.

Multinational Research Exchange Plenary: Taking Stock

Materials and questions for the April Multinational RX Plenary.

Do Americans Really Loathe the Federal Government?

What does it mean when fewer than 1 in 5 Americans say they are satisfied with the federal government?

Connecting Communities: Sandy Heierbacher & the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

An interview with Sandy Heierbacher, the director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD).

The Work of the Citizen

Why does Kettering use the term "citizen?”

Politics for People: Betty Knighton and the West Virginia Center for Civic Life

Betty Knighton and the West Virginia Center for Civic Life