ADVISORY: Senator Bennet Addresses Teacher Support and Evaluation In Public Schools

Wednesday, March 10, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. WASHINGTON D.C. - The inadequacy of teacher evaluation systems has received a great deal of recent attention. Many districts have systems that don't give teachers useful feedback, don't differentiate among teachers, and give very few teachers unsatisfactory ratings. States and districts also fail to use the information from...

Clean-Energy Competitiveness Fact of the Day: March 5, 2010

China is the world’s largest producer of wind turbines as of 2009 and is also the leading manufacturer of solar panels—producing one-third of the world’s panels, most of which are exported.  In 2009, China passed Germany as the world’s largest exporter. Beijing plans to dominate the market for clean energy technology, exporting goods branded “Made...

RELEASE: Development Funding Done Right

Washington, D.C.– Tomorrow, the World Bank Group is holding a cosultation meeting in Washington, D.C. regarding a general capital increase  - the first in 20 years - that donor countries are considering for the Bank's activities. U.S. representatives will have an opportunity to discuss the vision and direction of the World Bank in light of this potential increase. As the...

Clean-Energy Competitiveness Fact of the Day

According to a new report from the Apollo Alliance under the current policies, the U.S. stands to lose out on an estimated 100,000 clean-energy manufacturing jobs to foreign competitors between now and 2015, and nearly a quarter million manufacturing jobs by 2030 should the nation fail to increase its support for domestic clean energy manufacturing....

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Alaska Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. - National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Ohio Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. - National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Massachusetts Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. – National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Indiana Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. – National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Louisiana Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. - National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in New Mexico Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. – National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

CAP Launches American Clean-Energy Competitiveness Week

Washington, D.C. - This week the Center for American Progress will launch American Clean-Energy Competitiveness Week, a series of events and other products highlighting America’s standing in the global clean-energy race and how we can take the lead. The launch comes two days after news that China plans to have clean energy account for 15...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Oregon Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. – National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Montana Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. – National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...

RELEASE: Saving Construction Jobs in Vermont Through Energy Efficiency Programs

Washington, D.C. – National unemployment dipped below 10 percent in January, but workers in the building and construction trades have yet to feel any recovery. The jobless rate among construction workers actually jumped to nearly 25 percent total construction payroll employment has fallen by 2.1 million jobs since it’s peak in 2006, with employment in...