Show Embed Code 2013 Progressive Party Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:30-9:30 P.M. Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium 1301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20240 Purchase ticket through CAP Be an Individual Sponsor for the Progressive Party through CAP Be an Organization Sponsor for the Progressive Party through CAP Purchase ticket through CAP Action Be an […]
This year the Center for American Progress celebrates a decade of making a difference in the lives of Americans. We celebrate many achievements – from health care reform to ending the war in Iraq to development of a green economy. To commemorate our 10th anniversary, the Center will host a conference featuring high-level discussions of the critical issues of our time, with sessions on the gravest issues we face and bold ideas to tackle them.
Show Embed Code America’s demographic changes – its possibilities and its challenges – are the subject of a new nationwide public opinion poll that will be released by the Rockefeller Foundation in partnership with the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink. One of the largest of its kind, the poll interviewed people in five […]
Please join the Center for American Progress, the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies for a discussion on the challenges of macroeconomic cooperation in a world of independent monetary and fiscal policies. In particular, the panel will elaborate on the ways in which to reform the international monetary system and economic governance in order to maintain sustained global economic growth and high levels of employment.
On November 6, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Town of Greece v. Galloway, the first legislative prayer case that the Court has taken in more than three decades. Greece focuses on whether a small town in upstate New York acted unconstitutionally in allowing only Christian clergy to open official town meetings with sectarian prayer. The outcome of this case could have major implications for the future of religion in the public sphere in America.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will deliver a keynote address at the Center for American Progress on the Defense Department’s efforts to expand U.S.-India defense cooperation, including in defense trade. Under the direction of Secretary Hagel, Deputy Secretary Carter has led the Department of Defense’s efforts to expand and deepen the U.S.-Indian defense partnership. Having recently returned from a trip to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Deputy Secretary Carter will discuss U.S. priorities in South Asia and share Afghan, Pakistani, and Indian views on regional security as the United States draws down and transitions its military presence in Afghanistan. He will also provide context on the U.S.-Indian defense relationship following the September 27, 2014 meeting in Washington, D.C. between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama.
No child should face rejection from their families or be left without a safe place to call home. But all too often, these experiences are the reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth across the United States. The staggering rates of homelessness among LGBT youth expose the failures of family support and social safety nets that are intended to protect these youth, with negative consequences for their health, safety, and educational and employment opportunities.
Several large urban school systems have initiated major reforms. There are important lessons to learn from their successes and challenges. Over the last 12 years New York City Public Schools has implemented an ambitious set of education initiatives, which the Center for American Progress is studying. Other major urban systems like Houston have also undertaken major changes. Their bold plans have yielded many successes and some shortcomings that provide takeaways for other urban districts.
Directed by Jacob Kornbluth and narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, Inequality for All explores how the widening income gap – currently at an historic high – affects Americans, our economy, and democracy itself. Told through expert interviews, personal accounts, and animated graphics, the film brings the abstract concept of income inequality to the masses, and demonstrates how inequality really does harm us all.
Show Embed Code Show Embed Code Show Embed Code Show Embed Code Show Embed Code The Center for American Progress, working with American Women, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Service Employees International Union is launching a new women’s initiative focused on elevating public policy solutions and to demand action on […]
Providing teachers with effective professional-learning opportunities is imperative to ensuring students are prepared for new rigorous assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Many high-performing nations have turned to teacher scoring of formative assessments as a way to support and improve teacher learning. The act of scoring provides teachers with the chance to collaborate on defining a measure of ambitious student learning, which in turn gives teachers the tools to improve their own instruction.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a public event on the situation in Syria featuring United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Ambassador Power will discuss the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians, the international community’s long-standing opposition to the use of chemical weapons, and the need for a direct U.S. response to the Assad regime’s actions.
The Common Core State Standards provide a clear picture of what students across the country need to know and be able to do for a successful future. The start of the 2013-2014 school year marks a time when many states will begin measuring student performance using new, more rigorous assessments aligned to the Common Core standards. States anticipate a significant drop in student test scores as a result of implementing Common Core-aligned assessments. While the Common Core will receive heightened attention during the upcoming school year as it becomes more apparent that students are not yet prepared for success in the global economy, it is imperative to remember that the Common Core initiative presents an opportunity to ensure all students are receiving a high-quality education.
An estimated 57,000 children will lose access to the Head Start program due to sequestration. These cuts mean that in many communities, children aren’t going back to Head Start this year, and many returning children will see reduced services and shorter programs. In addition, many parents will be unable to work if children can’t attend Head Start and teachers and staff will lose their jobs. These cuts highlight the need to refocus the fiscal debate to how to make strategic investments that will positively impact our nation’s long-term economic well-being. Because early childhood education has impacts that reach into adulthood, these investments yield a strong return on investment and are crucial to ensuring a competitive future workforce.
One year ago, on August 15 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals directive, an initiative announced by President Obama in June of last year, to grant a 2-year reprieve from deportation and work authorization to young unauthorized immigrants. In just under a year more than 500,000 people have applied, and over 400,000 people have been approved—a remarkable feat of mobilization among unauthorized immigrant communities, and for government officials at USCIS. DACA has profoundly changed the lives of those who have received the status, who now have the opportunity to live without fear of deportation, and use their skills and education to work legally.