RELEASE: High-Quality, Supported Entry Programs Necessary to Smooth Teachers’ Transition Into the Classroom, New CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress explores the challenges that inexperienced teachers face when entering the teaching profession, highlights some of the early outcomes of model programs, and proposes an expansion of supported entry programs for prospective and new teachers. CAP’s report also argues that a more supported entry into the...

STATEMENT: CAP Experts on Executive Order Around Dakota Access and Keystone XL Oil Pipelines

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump signed executive orders to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines. Experts from the Center for American Progress issued the following statements: "Today’s actions signal the beginning of President Trump’s allegiance to oil corporations and his deaf ear to community concerns. After months of protests from...

RELEASE: International Justice Requires a New Approach to Avoid Being Undermined by Trump Presidency

Washington, D.C. — The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States imperils many of the accomplishments of the post-Cold War international order. Of these, perhaps none is more fragile than the project of international criminal justice and, in particular, its flagship institution: the International Criminal Court, or ICC. A new issue brief released...

STATEMENT: On First Day in Office, Trump Makes it More Expensive for Americans to Buy a Home

Washington, D.C. — After being sworn into office today, the administration of President Donald Trump moved to raise Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, premiums for new homebuyers by 25 basis points. This action, which reverses an Obama administration move to lower premiums by 25 basis points, will cost a new homebuyer an additional $500 on their housing...

RELEASE: New Research Finds Public Opinion Stacked Against Anti-Environmental Agenda of New Congress

Washington, D.C. — A national public opinion poll released today by the Center for American Progress finds that the most prominent energy and anti-environmental proposals that are expected to be debated in the new Congress face intense, widespread, and bipartisan opposition among voters across the country. Nearly two-thirds of voters who voted for President-elect Donald Trump,...

STATEMENT: CAP President Neera Tanden Calls for Rep. Tom Price to Withdraw Consideration for HHS Secretary Over Insider Trading Allegations

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement calling for Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to withdraw his nomination as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services due to allegations of using his political office for personal gain. Rep. Price is accused of having purchased stock...

RELEASE: In Letter to Senate HELP Committee, 38 Groups Express Concerns with Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos

Washington, D.C. — Thirty-eight groups representing a broad spectrum of education stakeholders have sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, or HELP, Committee expressing "strong concerns" with President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as the next U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. "Over the course of her career as a major campaign...