STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on Pre-Kindergarten in the Obama Budget

Washington, D.C. – Today CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden released the following reaction to the news that President Barack Obama’s budget proposal will make free universal pre-kindergarten education available nationwide, paid for by raising taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products: The president's new preschool and early childhood plan makes a bold investment in...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Heather Boushey on March Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Today Heather Boushey, Chief Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of March’s employment figures: Sequester spring is already not starting out well. In a reversal of recent trends, today’s new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that employers have cut back sharply...

RELEASE: New Report Explores Getting Top Talent into America’s Schools

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by the Center for American Progress explores the ways in which human-capital-management reform holds the potential to dramatically improve student achievement and solve major challenges in America’s public-education system. “America’s education system has hired and tenured thousands of teachers and principals without seriously assessing...

ADVISORY: Education Experts to Discuss Getting Top Talent into Our Nation’s Schools

Washington D.C. – On Thursday, April 4, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion with a panel of distinguished education experts about strategic human-capital-management changes in our nation’s education system. The issue of finding strategic ways to get the best, most effective people to become teachers and principals is a relatively recent policy...