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Corporate Inversions

Alexandra Thornton explains what Americans need to know when it comes to corporate inversions.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Efforts to Improve K-12 Education

While the Common Core State Standards have become increasingly contentious, research shows support for the Common Core’s principles remains high.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Cognitive Science Behind the Common Core

Common Core classroom book_alt2 icon Report The cognitive science that provides the basis for the Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning.

By Max Marchitello and Megan Wilhelm | Friday, September 26, 2014

Politics Threaten Efforts to Improve K-12 Education

Common Core debate article icon Issue Brief Over the past year, the Common Core State Standards have become increasingly contentious. But research shows support for the Common Core’s principles remains high.

By Max Marchitello | Friday, September 26, 2014

Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

Alaska article icon Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

By Rebecca Lefton | Friday, September 26, 2014

September 2014

A mother sets the dinner table. article icon Issue Brief New economic data shows that post-recession gains continue to go to the wealthiest while the middle class continues to be squeezed.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, September 26, 2014

Spirited and Faithful: An Interview with Rev. Marvin Ellison on the Role of Faith Leaders in the Reproductive Justice Movement

http://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Ellison_thumb.jpgSally Steenland interviews Rev. Marvin Ellison, a writer, educator, and advocate for reproductive rights, about his work to organize clergy for reproductive justice.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Skinny on Corporate Inversions

article icon Issue Brief A growing number of U.S. companies are using corporate inversions to change their corporate residence—and to avoid U.S. taxes in the process. Here’s what Americans need to know.

By Alexandra Thornton | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Out Of Touch Institutional Voices

Pop culture now has the tools to take racial insensitivity to task, says Sam Fulwood III.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How to (Not) Get Away with Being Out of Touch

The recent firestorm over a New York Times preview of television’s “How to Get Away With Murder” highlights the fact that pop culture now has the tools to take racial insensitivity to task.

By Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Innovations in Apprenticeship

An intern works with a vaccine book_alt2 icon Report Forward-thinking employers across the country are demonstrating that apprenticeships can be used to build talent in growing, high-demand occupations.

By Sarah Ayres Steinberg and Ethan Gurwitz | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force

Obama signs bill article icon Issue Brief This issue brief outlines potential sources of authority for lawful military actions and recommendations for a new congressional authorization directed at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

By Ken Gude | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to Slow Near-Term Arctic and Global Warming

Canada article icon Issue Brief The United States should make methane reduction a priority during its Arctic Council chairmanship.

By Gwynne Taraska and Patrick Clouser | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Middle-Class Squeeze

umbrellas book_alt2 icon Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.

By Jennifer Erickson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Improving Our Tax Code

Despite the political gridlock over taxes, there are actually many areas on which both sides agree, explain the authors.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014