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STATEMENT: CAP’s Brown on Department of Education Report Revealing More than 40 Percent of Low-Income Schools Don’t Get a Fair Share of State and Local Funds

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Education released a new report documenting that school districts across the country are unevenly distributing their state and local funds, shortchanging schools that serve low-income students. Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Education Policy at the Center for the American Progress, released the following statement: Our public education...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on Durban Climate Change Conference

Follow Think Progress's live coverage on the ground in Durban. Attend our event on the current climate environment in the United States. Washington, D.C.—With the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change's Durban, South Africa, meeting beginning this week, the following Center for American Progress experts will be available for comment during the negotiations: Andrew Light,...

RELEASE: New Reports Outline Solutions to Improve Teacher Effectiveness

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a new report finding that the majority of investments in teacher professional development go into ineffective models. University of Virginia researcher and author of the report, Robert C. Pianta, concluded that the tools to help teachers strengthen their practice are woefully inadequate and that the...

RELEASE: Super Committee Democratic Plan Nearly Identical to the Bowles-Simpson Plan

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a column illustrating that the deficit reduction package offered by super committee Democrats was nearly identical to the plan put forth by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. The Democrats’ super committee plan, which actually contains much less revenue than Bowles-Simpson, was rejected by Republicans. With...

RELEASE: The Path to 270: Demographics versus Economics in the 2012 Presidential Election

Download this report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released a report analyzing demographic and geographic trends that will affect the increasingly competitive 2012 presidential election. The report, "The Path to 270: Demographics versus Economics in the 2012 Presidential Election," is authored by Senior Fellows and...

RELEASE: 100 Reasons Why Alabama’s Immigration Law Is a Disaster

Read "100 Reasons Why Alabama’s Immigration Law is a Disaster" Washington, D.C. — Today, as scores of leaders from Congress, the faith and civil rights communities, labor, and business launch the “One Family, One Alabama” campaign to push back against Alabama’s anti-immigration bill, H.B. 56, the Center for American Progress released “100 Reasons Why Alabama’s...

RELEASE: 9 Ideas to Help the 99 Percent: How Congress Can Create an Economy that Works for Everyone

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress proposed nine steps that policymakers can take to immediately reduce economic inequality, get the nation’s economy back on track, and begin restoring the promise of the American Dream. The following are nine actions Congress can take immediately to strengthen the middle-class backbone of the economy and...

STATEMENT: CAP on Department of Homeland Security’s Prosecutorial Discretion Announcement

Washington, D.C.—The Center for American Progress issued the following statement today on yesterday's Department of Homeland Security announcement issuing new guidance to ICE attorneys regarding the usage of prosecutorial discretion in deportation cases. Additionally, DHS announced they would start a training program for all field officers, and begin a pilot program in Baltimore and Detroit...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Wartell on New HARP Guidelines to Help Struggling Homeowners

Washington, D.C. — This week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released details about the expanded Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, originally announced by FHFA last month. The proposed changes are designed to increase the number of underwater borrowers able to refinance their mortgage through HARP at today’s historically low rates. Sarah Wartell, Executive Vice...

RELEASE: Publishing Teacher Ratings by Name Hinders Education Reform

Washington, D.C. — Today a new issue brief released by the Center for American Progress concludes that publishing teacher-performance ratings by name will undermine efforts to improve public schools. The paper documents the harmful impacts resulting from the public release of this information and outlines ways in which teacher-performance data can be better used to...

RELEASE: Assimilation Tomorrow: How America’s Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030

Download this report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) Washington, D.C.—The Center for American Progress today released a first-of-its-kind study that projects today’s immigrants’ integration patterns through the year 2030. The report, “Assimilation Tomorrow: How America’s Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030,” is authored by Dowell Myers, professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development...

STATEMENT: CAP President Neera Tanden on Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Affordable Care Act Challenge

Washington, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will review the Affordable Care Act. Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden released the following statement: With the Supreme Court considering the Eleventh Circuit’s deeply erroneous decision striking down part of the Affordable Care Act, I am confident that the law will...