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A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets

Doctor and child book_alt2 icon Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.

By Rachel West and Michael Reich | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All

HPV vaccine article icon Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.

By Donna Barry and McKinley Sherrod | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Testing Overload in America’s Schools

student book_alt2 icon Report States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests.

By Melissa Lazarín | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Next-Generation Accountability Systems

Teacher in class book_alt2 icon Report States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.

By Center for American Progress and The Council of Chief State School Officers | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler Programs

playing with toddlers book_alt2 icon Report Investments in infants and toddlers—the most racially and ethnically diverse group in U.S. history—are a down payment on a brighter future for us all.

By Maryam Adamu, Katie Hamm, Tim Vance, and Farah Z. Ahmad | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fact Sheets: Protecting Women from Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet Some states have already enacted some of these policies, but many are falling short in enacting strong laws to protect women from fatal gun violence.

By Chelsea Parsons, Lauren Speigel, and Lindsey Zwicker | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Retailer Revelations

mannequins book_alt2 icon Report America’s retailers need a strong and expanding middle class. That’s why it’s time for retailers to back a policy agenda that addresses middle-class weakness and stagnant wages, which will boost the economy and grow corporate bottom lines.

By Brendan Duke and Ike Lee | Monday, October 13, 2014

A Quick Guide on the Human Rights of Women

A medical clinician interviews a patient article icon Fact Sheet Health, rights, and justice promote gender equality.

By Heidi Williamson | Thursday, October 9, 2014

China’s Path to Financial Reform

Charging Bull book_alt2 icon Report Deeper structural changes are needed to reform China’s financial system and to rebalance its economy.

By Adam Hersh | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Linked Learning

classroom book_alt2 icon Report Linked Learning offers a promising systemic approach to high school reform that is designed to address challenges facing underserved students who have been ill prepared for college and career.

By Monica R. Almond and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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