Report States and districts across the country are using promising and effective practices to implement the Common Core, but more work remains to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards.
Issue Brief Guaranteed overtime rights are on the brink of extinction if the U.S. Department of Labor does not move to protect them.
Issue Brief Governments spend more money on subsidies for fossil fuels than on efforts to fight climate change. But a new financial instrument—subsidy phase-out and reform catalyst, or SPARC, bonds—gives governments a way to tackle the tough politics of subsidy reform by leveraging billions from private investors.
Issue Brief Presenting standardized information about student-loan debt to students before they enroll may help them make college choices that minimize debt.
Report Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards.
Jennifer Erickson, Director of Competitiveness and Economic Growth at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Policy.
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.
Report Nations can grow their economies and protect the climate through international cooperation on fuel-economy standards.
Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.
Report Fifty years after Freedom Summer, the stretch of heavily black southern states that make up the “Black Belt” are still defined by racial polarization, with black voters often locked out of statewide politics. This report examines the demographic and political changes that are poised to shake up the status quo and defines three lessons from Freedom Summer that organizers can use to advance democracy in the Black Belt—including a massive wave of voter registration.
Joe Valenti, Director of Asset Building, testifies before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.