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Health Care

Re-evaluating the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

article icon Issue Brief PCORI has made some progress but needs to act quickly to make a bigger impact on comparative effectiveness research.

by Zeke Emanuel, Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter | Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

In Response to the Unknown and Faceless

A recent “Race and Beyond” column about Pat Buchanan got the attention of readers from all corners of the Internet, and many of the responses, while negative, are nonetheless eye-opening.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Energy and Environment

The Potential of Proxy Carbon Pricing in International Development Finance

article icon Issue Brief International finance institutions can use proxy carbon pricing in conjunction with other tools to drive climate-compatible investments and help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

by Gwynne Taraska and Ori Gutin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Women

Zika Virus in the United States

article icon Issue Brief The United States and its territories cannot afford to delay implementing the Obama administration’s plan to address the Zika virus. Congress should put aside partisanship to pass emergency funding.

by Jamila Taylor | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Foreign Policy and Security

Is Erdoğan Holding Europe Hostage?

article icon Issue Brief Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to use Turkey’s migrant deal with the European Union to achieve his goals in Syria and force Europe to accept his authoritarian streak.

by Behlül Özkan | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Higher Education

Building a Student-Level Data System

Comprehensive federal data on people in college would help institutions, students, states, and the federal government.

by Ben Miller | Monday, May 23, 2016

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Poverty

Yet Another Reason Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Is a Terrible Idea

A new study documenting the growing life expectancy gap by income is the latest in a long line of research showing that raising the Social Security retirement age is the wrong approach.

by Rebecca Vallas, Jackie Odum, Rachel West | Monday, May 23, 2016

Progressive Movement

Powering Progress: 2016 Progressive Party

play_alt icon Video This week, American Progress hosted its annual Progressive Party, featuring Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who discussed the enduring and unifying values of the progressive movement and the need for new policies that lift up all Americans.

| Friday, May 20, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

President Barack Obama has been a leader in supporting and advancing AAPI communities.

by Anisha Singh and Sanam Malik | Friday, May 20, 2016

Education

Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’

cursor icon Interactive Learn about next-generation school accountability systems and explore which indicators states currently use to hold schools accountable. This report is designed to help states as they build new systems to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to consider a broader range of measures for student and school success.

by Carmel Martin, Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel | Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Education

Making the Grade

book_alt2 icon Report State accountability systems vary in complexity, and while the majority of states have surpassed the requirements of No Child Left Behind, nearly all states will need to make adjustments to comply fully with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

by Carmel Martin, Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel | Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Health Care

New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Proposal Tests Ways to Lower Drug Expenditures

The Center for American Progress supports a proposal from the CMS that would benefit patients by testing different ways to pay for expensive drugs.

by Maura Calsyn | Tuesday, May 17, 2016