RELEASE: Preparing All Teachers to Meet the Needs of English Language Learners

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress released today outlines promising practices that all teachers can employ to meet the needs of English language learners. The recent increase in immigration accounts for rapid and substantial demographic changes in the United States’s school-aged population. An estimated 25 percent—one-in-four—children...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Christian Weller on Today’s GDP Numbers

Washington, D.C. – Today, Christian Weller, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of the first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product numbers: Today's numbers on economic growth illustrate poignantly that we are on the right path, but that there is still a lot of work to be done....

STATEMENT: CAP’s Kelley on Supreme Court Arguments on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Washington, D.C. — In response to today’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070, Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President of Immigration Policy and Advocacy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Today’s hour-long argument was important, but what the eight judges discussed today...

RELEASE: New Assessment for Universities Will Help Veteran Students Transition from Combat to the Classroom

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a report exploring ways in which colleges and universities can support student veterans’ retention and academic success. The report presents a new assessment tool that will provide higher education institutions and policymakers a way to evaluate campus environments for veterans. Thanks to...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Angela Kelley on the Arizona Immigration Debate Coming to Washington

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security will be convening a hearing examining state and local immigration laws, and this Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Arizona’s infamous “Show me your papers” immigration law, S.B. 1070. CAP Vice President for Immigration Policy and...

VIDEO RELEASE: The Truth About Green Jobs: A Massachusetts Case Study

Watch the video here. Washington, D.C. — Over the last year, green jobs have become a political punching bag. A video released today by the Center for American Progress, however, shows that the industry is gaining traction in many states throughout the country. In Massachusetts more than 64,000 workers have found jobs in the sector....

PRESS CALL REMINDER : Mayor of Grand Rapids to Discuss Solutions for Clean Energy and Climate Protection

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress will release “Taking Action on Clean Energy and Climate Protection in 2012,” a solutions menu that counters the conventional wisdom that says America's energy policy is paralyzed. The new report outlines clear and feasible steps that decision makers can take at the federal, state, and local...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Sarah Margon on the President’s Atrocities Prevention Board

Washington, D.C. — Earlier today President Barack Obama announced a new initiative charged with responding to genocide and preventing atrocities. Sarah Margon, Associate Director for Sustainable Security at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The president’s speech illustrated the unprecedented attention his administration has paid to addressing atrocities around the globe and...