Author Archives: Don Soifer

World’s Postal Leaders Scrutinize Reform Proposals International Postal Update — July 2016 26th UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS THIS FALL IN ISTANBUL From September 20 to October 7, postal officials from across the globe will gather in Istanbul, Turkey, to shape the future of the sector. The Universal [Read More...]
Practices of the U.S. Postal Service That Imply Anti-Competitive Behavior: Historical Parallels and Remedies Across Other Regulated Sectors Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. As have previous government monopolies, the U.S. Postal Service has been engaging in a pattern of business practices that appear anti-competitive, leveraging postal law to enable it to gain impermissible [Read More...]
Is Your Mailman (Unwittingly) a Drug Dealer? (From the Baltimore Sun) Securing our nation’s borders against illegal entrants has become the most reverberant, and often most polarizing, rallying cry of the nation’s recent political discourse. But a different kind of illegal threat entering this country every day is at least as [Read More...]
Announcing the Third Cohort of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows Congratulations to our exciting new class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows, announced this morning.  Each of these pioneering education leaders has demonstrated through the application and interview process their desire to do even more to support teachers and [Read More...]
Postal Service “Profits” are Nothing to Write Home About The U.S. Postal Service has finally delivered — a profit, that is. Last month, the beleaguered government agency reported its first net quarterly profit in five years. Have Americans rediscovered their love of greeting cards? Not really. A closer look [Read More...]
Announcing the Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowships Third Cohort We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows.  Applications are online here and will remain open through April 10th. The LELA fellowship remains the only national initiative [Read More...]
Public Charter Schools: New Opportunity for Virginia Families Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginians face an important opportunity in 2016, one which may broaden high quality educational options for families across the commonwealth. Their approval — first by the legislature and subsequently in the voting booth this November — of a [Read More...]
KIPP Empower Excels Again KIPP Empower Academy has done it again. On the latest California state test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Exam, KIPP Empower students substantially outperformed students at neighborhood Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD) elementary schools, and across all of LAUSD in both [Read More...]
Announcing the Second Class of Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellows We are pleased to announce the second class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) fellows.  This remarkable cohort includes leaders from public school districts ranging in size from 2 schools to 94, in states from Georgia to California. The ten [Read More...]
The Threat to Public Safety in the U.S. Mail Law enforcement agencies nationwide are confronting an increasingly prevalent threat: a flood of cheap, new synthetic drugs from overseas. They’re generally ordered online, arrive by international mail and are delivered to buyers in the United States by the U.S. Postal [Read More...]
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