RELEASE: Report Estimates $64 Million In Unnecessary Education Costs in California

Washington, D.C. – A new report released today by the Center for American Progress finds that the existence of small, nonremote school districts in California burdens the state with an estimated $64 million in unnecessary costs each year.  The report, “Size Matters: A Look at School District Consolidation,” looks at the unnecessary costs associated with...

RELEASE: Report Estimates $99 Million In Unnecessary Education Costs in New York

Washington, D.C. – A new report released today by the Center for American Progress finds that the existence of small, nonremote school districts in New York burdens the state with an estimated $99 million in unnecessary costs each year.  The report, “Size Matters: A Look at School District Consolidation,” looks at the unnecessary costs associated...

RELEASE: Report Estimates $104 Million In Unnecessary Education Costs in New Jersey

Washington, D.C. – A new report released today by the Center for American Progress finds that the existence of small, nonremote school districts in New Jersey burdens the state with an estimated $100 million in unnecessary costs each year.  The report, “Size Matters: A Look at School District Consolidation,” looks at the unnecessary costs associated...

RELEASE: New Report Estimates the Lost Capacity of Small School Districts, Makes Recommendations for More Productive Use of Education Dollars

Washington, D.C. — With policymakers increasingly concerned about declining budgets, a new report released today by the Center for American Progress looks at the unnecessary costs associated with small school districts. The report, “Size Matters: A Look at School District Consolidation,” finds that small, nonremote districts might represent $1 billion in lost capacity. The report also...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carmel Martin on New York’s CCSS-Aligned Assessment Results

Washington, D.C. — Today, New York state announced the test results of the state's newly adopted Common Core State Standards. In response to the release of these scores, Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: New York state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS,...

RELEASE: ‘Blueprint for Balance’ Outlines Recommendations for Conserving National Parks, Public Lands amid the Energy Boom

Watch a short animated video about ideas included in the "Blueprint for Balance" report. Washington, D.C. — The rapid expansion of oil and gas production in the United States is bringing tens of thousands of new wells and well pads to America’s public lands, pushing drill rigs into local communities, prized hunting habitat, national parks,...

ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss the Challenges Facing Small School Districts

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, August 8, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation on the unique challenges facing these districts. The panel of experts will address how small school districts can take advantage of economies of scale and why across-the-board school-district consolidation may not be the answer to the issues facing these...

RELEASE: As Secretary John Kerry Navigates Israeli-Palestinian Talks, CAP Issues Recommendations to Reinforce Efforts

Washington, D.C. — The recent reopening of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians has reenergized efforts to bring sustained peace to the region, presenting a rare opportunity to bring the two sides together to develop a mutually agreed-upon two-state solution. This small but important step follows months of strategic involvement from Secretary of State John Kerry, who...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Laura Durso on the Introduction of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act

Washington, D.C. — This week, Reps. Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act, which would prohibit federal programs serving runaway and homeless youth from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, homeless young people. If signed into law, the bill would also promote data-collection processes to...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Adam Hersh on July Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Today Center for American Progress Economist Adam Hersh issued the following reaction to the announcement of July’s employment figures: The U.S. job market appears to be stuck in the slow lane. Despite the modest gains in this report, we're still not moving fast enough to repair the unemployment hole or to deliver a...

STATEMENT: CAP’s John Podesta on the Nomination of Kathryn Sullivan as the Next NOAA Administrator

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress’s John Podesta issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Kathryn Sullivan as the next National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, administrator: Dr. Sullivan’s background, combined with her unassailable leadership skills, will provide the nation with an unparalleled blend of knowledge and ability. Who...