ADVISORY: Addressing the Teacher Quality Gap

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm   Featured Panelists: Cory Curl, Senior Research Analyst, Governor’s Office of State Planning and Policy (TN) Segun Eubanks, Director, Teacher Quality Department, National Education Association Dan Goldhaber, Research Professor, University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education Julie Kowal, Senior Consultant, Public Impact Victoria Van Cleef, Vice...

NEW REPORT: Partnership for Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Center for American Progress today released a new report, “Partnership for Progress: Advancing a New Strategy for Prosperity and Stability in Pakistan and the Region,” which outlines a new direction for U.S. policy in Pakistan. The report urges a shift from a short-term, transactional approach to a more comprehensive strategy that...

ADVISORY: The Green Collar Economy

Introduction by: Congresswoman Hilda Solis (CA - 32) *Invited* Featured Author: Van Jones, founder and president, Green for All; senior fellow, Center for American Progress; author, The Green Collar Economy Moderated by: Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress In The Green Collar Economy, acclaimed activist and political advisor Van Jones delivers a real...

Stabilization: A More Efficient Auto Industry

Washington, DC - The auto industry is suffering from an extended, steep sales slump, and it requires immediate stabilization. Currently General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and Chrysler can apply for direct loans from the $25 billion Congress appropriated to help auto companies retool their plants to make vehicles that are 25 percent more fuel...

RELEASE: Restoring Confidence in the American Economy

Download the full report (pdf) WASHINGTON, DC—President-elect Barack Obama and a new Congress will take office in less than 70 days amid the greatest financial market and economic challenges our nation has faced since the Great Depression. The economy is likely in a recession—one that could be a long and deep. We are engaged in...

ADVISORY: Partnership for Progress: Advancing a New Strategy for Prosperity and Stability in Pakistan and the Region

Introductory Remarks: Caroline Wadhams, Senior National Security Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress Featured Discussants: Jonah Blank, Chief Policy Advisor for South Asia, Central Asia and Archipelagic Southeast Asia, Majority staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Steve Coll, President & CEO, New America Foundation Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow, Saban Center, Brookings Institution Moderated by:...

MEMO: Time for Stabilization, Stimulus, Recovery, and Growth

By Michael Ettlinger  | November 7, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC—With so many economic problems hitting our nation at the same time, the list of economic policies being implemented or under consideration may be an all-time record. The list ranges from limited quick fixes to expansive long-term reforms, including everything from immediately buying stakes in the nation’s...

STATEMENT: Dr. Christian Weller on Dramatic Job Loss Numbers

By Christian E. Weller  | November 7, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC—The election is over and the attention now turns to solving the country’s problems. Chief among them is the economy, which only became more pressing with this morning’s jobs numbers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported that the labor market shrank by another 240,000 in...

RELEASE: Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Jobs

November 7, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC—Eight years of neglect, deregulation, and rampant speculation have left our economy a shambles. The world’s scientists have at the same time concluded with certainty that we have less than a decade to fundamentally change the way we produce and consume energy, or we will face a global environmental catastrophe with...