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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

Working mom

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

Wetlands

The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

book_alt2 icon Report Restoring degraded coastal ecosystems produces economic returns above and beyond short-term job creation and economic stimulus.

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

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3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

article icon Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.

By Chelsea Parsons, Andrew Cray, Malika Saada Saar, and Yasmin Vafa | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the Numbers

The Ryan budget once again undermines America’s long-term economic future by cutting essential infrastructure programs that support job growth, trade, and the efficient movement of people and goods.

By Kevin DeGood | Friday, April 4, 2014

Shining Light on Health Care Prices

article icon Issue Brief Hidden prices drive up costs throughout the health care system. There are a variety of ways to increase transparency, which is key to lowering health care costs.

By Maura Calsyn | Thursday, April 3, 2014

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