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Race and Ethnicity

Diversity Is Coming to a Town Near You

A new Center for American Progress report considers America’s race and ethnic shift and the far-reaching policy implications of this demographic change.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Economy

February 2015

article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Economy

The Tortured Logic of the Heritage Foundation on Public Transportation

In a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Progressive Movement

Interactive: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060

cursor icon Interactive This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060.

by Rob Griffin, William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LGBT

What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015

article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.

by the Center for American Progress & National LGBTQ Task Force | Monday, February 23, 2015

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Higher Education

Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All

article icon Issue Brief The United States is less prepared than its competitor nations to meet the demands of the global economy. To address the current and growing skills gap, it is time to ensure that no one will have to worry about where to get the money to enroll in a public college in the United States.

by David A. Bergeron & Carmel Martin | Thursday, February 19, 2015

Race and Ethnicity

When it Comes to Teaching History, There Are Lessons for All to Learn

Conservative efforts to whitewash the history taught in our schools not only harms students but also dishonors and degrades the great American story.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Civil Liberties

Video: 9 Judges, 9 Million Lives

play_alt icon Video On March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a lawsuit seeking to strip premium tax credits from people living in states with a federal insurance marketplace under the ACA. Watch this video to learn what's at stake.

by Andrew Satter | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Education

Do More, Add More, Earn More

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of how 10 school districts are redesigning teacher compensation systems so the teachers who make a bigger difference get a bigger paycheck.

by Karen Hawley Miles, Kaitlin Pennington, David Bloom | Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Energy and Environment

Drilling in the Arctic or the Atlantic? It Could Be All of the Above

What President Obama’s draft five-year program means for the future of offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

by Michael Conathan | Friday, February 13, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

When Words Are Used as Weapons

While the importance of free speech cannot be understated, the amount of negativity we observe and consume on a daily basis threatens to undermine the quality of civic life.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Early Childhood

Profiles: State and Tribal Grantees’ Innovation and Success in Implementing Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

article icon Fact Sheet The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing states and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.

by the Center for Law and Social Policy & the Center for American Progress | Wednesday, February 11, 2015