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Harnessing the EITC and Other Tax Credits to Promote Financial Stability and Economic Mobility

kitchen book_alt2 icon Report As Congress explores strategies to strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit, there are several ways to boost its power as a mobility tool.

By Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, and Rachel West | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Complex Market Forces Are Challenging Appalachian Coal Mining

Coal in sun article icon Issue Brief Market dynamics and geology, not the alleged war on coal, have led to declines in Appalachian coal production.

By Alison Cassady | Monday, October 6, 2014

The Power of the Pygmalion Effect

student takes notes article icon Issue Brief New CAP research makes clear the importance of high teacher expectations for all students.

By Ulrich Boser, Megan Wilhelm, and Robert Hanna | Monday, October 6, 2014

Reducing Methane Pollution from Fossil-Fuel Production on America’s Public Lands

natural gas flare article icon Issue Brief Reducing methane emissions from all stages of fossil-fuel production on federal lands is a necessary component of a comprehensive strategy to address climate change.

By Claire Moser, Nidhi Thakar, and Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, October 6, 2014

How Shortsighted Spending Cuts Increase Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

empty House chamber article icon Issue Brief Austerity is so out of hand that there are opportunities to reverse some of the most shortsighted and damaging cuts while at the same time reducing deficits.

By Harry Stein and Hilary Gelfond | Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Keeping Campaign Cash Out of North Carolina Courts

Coal ash in Dan River article icon Fact Sheet The repeal of public financing for judicial candidates could give corporate polluters and other donors more influence in North Carolina courts.

By Billy Corriher and Sean Wright | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fostering Safety

A Spanish and English welcome sign article icon Issue Brief The risk of sexual assault and abuse of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in U.S. custody demands swift implementation of stronger protections.

By Sharita Gruberg and Hannah Hussey | Tuesday, September 30, 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

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

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