ADVISORY: Professor David Kirp, Education Experts to Discuss the Importance of Pre-Kindergarten and Early Elementary Education

Washington DC - President Barack Obama’s call for expanded access to preschool in his State of the Union address has raised national awareness of the transformative benefits of high-quality preschool, especially for low-income children and English language learners. Among other impacts, access to early learning is a fundamental element in helping children reach the key...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Stachelberg on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Washington, D.C. — In response to this week’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The writing is on the wall when it comes...

RELEASE: Bipartisan Team of Pollsters Conclude Pre-Newtown Polling Missed Emerging Trends of American’s Views on Guns

Read the issue brief. Washington, D.C. — The Newtown shooting changed Americans' views on guns, but support for action was likely stronger before the tragedy at Sandy Hook than major polling outlets and the resulting media coverage suggested, according to a new analysis  released today by the Center for American Progress. Co-authored by a bipartisan...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court Cases

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of this week’s landmark Supreme Court cases addressing marriage equality, the following LGBT policy and legal experts from American Progress are available to discuss what to expect from the Court’s review of DOMA and Proposition 8, as well as the political and legal implications of these cases: Winnie Stachelberg, Executive...

RELEASE: David Bergeron Joins the Center for American Progress as Vice President for Higher Education

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that upon leaving his dual roles as acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education and deputy assistant secretary for postsecondary policy, planning, and innovation at the U.S. Department of Education, David A. Bergeron will join the organization as Vice President for Higher Education. At CAP, David...

STATEMENT: John Podesta on the Expected Proclamation of 5 New National Monuments

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama is expected to sign a proclamation creating five new national monuments across the country on Monday, including protection of 240,000 acres of land in Rio Grande del Norte, New Mexico. In response, Center for American Progress Chair and former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta released the following statement: I...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on Senate Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Washington, D.C. — This evening, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced gun-violence prevention legislation that includes a proposal for universal background checks. President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden issued the following reaction: We are pleased to hear that the Senate's gun legislation will include the crucial gun access issues addressed by the universal...