RELEASE: Sequestration Forces 57,000 Head Start Children Out of School

Washington, D.C. — As students, parents, and teachers across the country prepare for another school year, an issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress finds that many of our nation's youngest students—approximately 57,000 children—won't be going back to school this year due to the mandatory budget cuts from sequestration. Specifically, these drastic cuts...

RELEASE: Economist Marc Jarsulic Named Vice President for Economic Policy at Center for American Progress

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress announced that Marc Jarsulic—former chief economist of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs—has been named the Center’s Vice President for Economic Policy. Within his new role, Jarsulic will lead CAP’s Economic Policy team in issues ranging from middle-class growth, economic competitiveness, tax...

ADVISORY: Former Gov. John Engler, Education Experts to Discuss the Importance of Common Core State Standards for Long-Term Student Success

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 4, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion about the importance of implementing the Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments to ensure long-term success for students in postsecondary education and the workforce. Former Michigan Gov. John Engler (R), Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday, and New York Commissioner of Education John...

RELEASE: Ganesh Sitaraman, Former Policy Director and Senior Counsel to Elizabeth Warren, Named CAP Senior Fellow

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress announced that Ganesh Sitaraman, former policy director for the Elizabeth Warren for Senate campaign and senior counsel to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), has been named a Senior Fellow at CAP. Within his new role, Sitaraman will focus on areas ranging from economics to national security. “We are...

STATEMENT: CAP Experts on President Obama’s Plan to Lower College Costs

Washington, D.C. — Higher education experts from the Center for American Progress today released the following reactions to President Barack Obama's proposals aimed at making college more affordable: Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress: The president is right to call for an all-hands-on-deck approach to tackling college costs....

RELEASE: CAP Proposes Reforming Bankruptcy Laws to Include Student Debt

Qualified Student Loans could assist troubled borrowers, foster better student loans and stronger academic programs Read the report. Washington, D.C. — With student-loan debt skyrocketing and youth unemployment continuing to struggle in the wake of the Great Recession, a new report released today by the Center for American Progress puts forth a proposal for reforming...

RELEASE: Survey Finds Women Don’t Believe They Are to Blame for Workplace Challenges, Men and Women Support Policy Solutions

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress and ELLE released a new survey that unpacks what professional men and women think about “leaning in.” The survey tests how women perceive the challenges they face in the workplace and examines support for the policy changes that could improve everyone’s ability to balance work and...

RELEASE: Superstorm Sandy, Extreme Weather Events Hit Low-Income Communities the Hardest

New Report Outlines Recommendations to Improve Disaster Readiness and Resiliency in Low-Income Communities Washington, D.C. – Today, the task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy released a new report outlining 69 policy recommendations. Against this backdrop and as states impacted by Sandy continue to implement recovery plans, the Center for...

RELEASE: Lawsuit Alleges that State Farm Stacks Illinois Court Against Individuals

New Report Outlines How to Limit the Influence of Corporate Campaign Cash on the Illinois Justice System Washington, D.C. — News dropped last week that Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier could face questions under oath about his vote to overturn a $1 billion verdict against State Farm after the company spent millions of dollars...

ADVISORY: Maya Soetoro-Ng on Ending Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, August 14, the Center for American Progress will host world-renowned peace advocate Maya Soetoro-Ng for a discussion on the importance of ending the trafficking and exploitation of women and children. An estimated 3 million children are currently exploited in India's sex trade. The vast majority of trafficked women and girls...

ADVISORY: Lessons and Challenges on the Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Directive

Washington, D.C. - One year ago, on August 15 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals directive, an initiative announced by President Obama in June of last year, to grant a 2-year reprieve from deportation and work authorization to young unauthorized immigrants. . In just under a year...

RELEASE: Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman and CAP Chair John Podesta Call for Youth Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda

Washington, D.C. — Today, as youth activists from around the world gather at the U.N. headquarters in New York to celebrate International Youth Day, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman and Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta—both of whom served on the U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda—released a letter they sent...