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A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North

book_alt2 icon Report Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council and consider both immediate and longer-term goals if he wants to take decisive action upon becoming the Arctic Council chairman in 2015.

By Cathleen Kelly, Michael Conathan, and Vikram Singh | Thursday, April 24, 2014

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State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, but data about this group have often been unavailable. This series features the most comprehensive research and analysis for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah Ahmad | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ACA sign-up

April 2014

article icon Issue Brief Progressive policies similar to the Affordable Care Act can lay the foundation for stronger growth and help those most in need.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, April 21, 2014

Child care

Real Family Values: Child Care and Early Childhood Education

article icon Issue Brief If we value opportunity, equality, and fairness, we must do more to provide children and working parents with access to high-quality, affordable child care.

By Emily Baxter, with Katie Hamm | Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Common Core State Standards Assessments

book_alt2 icon Report Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the forthcoming tests from two nonprofit state assessment consortia—the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—have the potential to improve student mastery.

By Morgan S. Polikoff | Thursday, April 17, 2014

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The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work

book_alt2 icon Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.

By Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Family and Medical Leave Insurance

book_alt2 icon Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.

By Heather Boushey and Alexandra Mitukiewicz | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit

While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Headlines

Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings

article icon Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.

By Jennifer Erickson and David Madland | Friday, April 11, 2014

Student achievement

Looking at the Best Teachers and Who They Teach

article icon Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.

By Jenny DeMonte and Robert Hanna | Friday, April 11, 2014

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Attaining Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers in Public Schools

book_alt2 icon Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.

By Glenda L. Partee | Friday, April 11, 2014

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Lessons Learned

article icon Issue Brief Higher-education institutions, particularly those that disproportionately serve students of color, play a critical role in educating low-income students and reducing economic inequality.

By David A. Bergeron, Farah Ahmad, and Elizabeth Baylor | Thursday, April 10, 2014

How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics

article icon Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.

By Harry Stein and Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

Healthy coastal ecosystems provide critical social and environmental benefits.

By Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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