Issue Brief Despite the financial obstacles, many women of color find starting their own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs advantageous over pursuing careers in traditional office workplaces. As the United States becomes more diverse, women of color entrepreneurs stand to play an even bigger role in our nation’s economy.
Issue Brief Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.
Issue Brief New York is making a significant state-level investment in expanded learning time, and districts and schools across the state are considerably lengthening the school day.
Issue Brief England demonstrates that there are policies lawmakers can enact to dramatically expand apprenticeships, win industry support, and improve outcomes for workers and businesses.
Issue Brief Lessons learned from state takeover districts’ innovation in the area of teacher professional development could influence professional-development spending and practices in districts throughout the United States.
Issue Brief Research has given us a much better understanding of why austerity has been so harmful to economic recovery in the United States and European nations.
Issue Brief Rooftop solar is reaching a significant portion of middle-class homeowners in Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York, but more could be done to further expand access to middle- and low-income households.
Issue Brief Progressive reforms to the tax code can help support college access and affordability, and benefit student-loan borrowers.
Report Networks are improving relationships between central offices and schools. This report looks at the rise of networks in New York City; Baltimore, Maryland; Denver, Colorado; and Chicago, Illinois.
Issue Brief On the fifth anniversary of the Credit CARD Act, policymakers need to consider how to best address the new regulatory gaps in debit cards and give consumers new tools to manage their credit.
Fact Sheet A new CAP analysis finds that one drug company’s packaging decision costs Medicare and seniors more than $1 billion per year.
Report A greater tendency toward predatory behavior is the logical and predictable result of a college’s decision to adopt an investor-owner model. Market-based reforms have the potential to help steer for-profit institutions toward better outcomes for students and taxpayers.
Issue Brief Germany's recent prescription drug market reform offers lessons for how the United States can prioritize research that compares the effectiveness of drugs and other medical treatments.
Report A child's zip code should not determine her destiny, but a growing body of research reveals that the community she grows up in affects her educational, health, and economic outcomes. This report provides an overview of the nation’s first five Promise Zones and their emerging insights and details recommendations for how the federal government can improve the initiative and its role as a partner in place-based work.