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Why Professional Support for Principals Is Essential

New data show that principals believe they have a major influence on teacher evaluation. However, principals do not receive the professional support they need.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Role of the Principal and How it’s Changing

The landscape of school leadership and principal professional development is changing rapidly.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

State Policies that Could Promote Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is a time-tested worker-training model and could be a possible solution to America’s workforce challenges.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Why Effective Teaching is the New Measure of Equity

While the ruling in Vergara v. California may have sparked strong reactions, we can all agree that great teaching matters.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Government Is Subsidizing Wealth Inequality

Government subsidies for capital gains and dividends are helping the rich get richer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Evaluating the U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

The United States needs to closely examine its record in helping to build security-force capacity before investing in a new $5 billion fund to support foreign counterterrorism efforts.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Importance of Breadwinning Mothers

A new CAP report highlights why the nation’s labor standards need to be updated.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Getting Ready for the Carbon-Pollution Standards

Cities should play a significant role in the effort to reduce carbon pollution.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Protecting Women from Gun Violence

A new CAP report offers four policy solutions to protect women from gun violence.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How to Respond to the ISIS Threat in Iraq

A new CAP issue brief discusses how the Obama administration should manage the threat of a new terrorist group in Iraq.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Assessing the Value of Liberal Arts

Competency-based education is an innovative way to measure the value of a liberal arts degree.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How to Unleash Democracy in the Black Belt

A new CAP report looks at how lessons learned from Freedom Summer can advance democracy in the Black Belt.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Influence of Second-Generation Immigrants Is Increasing

Immigration reform is set to become an even more pressing policy issue for the Latino electorate.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Continued U.S. Support Is Necessary in Jordan

A new CAP report discusses how the United States should support Jordan’s political and economic reform in the wake of the Arab uprisings and the Syrian civil war.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why Are Many Women of Color Becoming Entrepreneurs?

Women of color entrepreneurs stand to play an even bigger role in the U.S. economy as the nation becomes more diverse.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014