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...

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,...