Blogs

From Concerns to Options: Values and Things Held Valuable

When framing issues for public deliberation, it’s important to start where the public starts. Practically speaking, this means doing basic research that involves talking to an array of people about what concerns them when it comes to the topic at hand and listening very carefully to what they say.

Retired Kettering Foundation VP and Treasurer Dies at 77

Jim Schwartzhoff has died at the age of 77.

Most Americans Think Government Should Do More to Fight Obesity – or Do They?

Except for kids themselves, just about everyone wants children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Even so, there’s plenty of disagreement about what government can or should do to make that happen.

Making Scholarship Tangible: Syracuse University & Imagining America

Former RA Jack Becker interviews Timothy Eatman, codirector of Imagining America and faculty member at Syracuse University’s School of Education.

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.

Starting Where the Public Starts: A Key To Framing an Issue for Public Deliberation

A peek into the evolution of a National Issues Forums guide.