RELEASE: TeachStrong Aims to Help States Leverage ESSA Flexibility to Modernize and Elevate Teaching

The TeachStrong coalition releases guidance for state policymakers on how to leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act—specifically Title II funding, which supports better professional learning, compensation structures, residency models, and leadership pathways for teachers—as they work to modernize and elevate the teaching profession at the state and local levels. The TeachStrong campaign brings together more...

RELEASE: New CAP Brief Offers Recommendations for Reforming the Regulatory Process

Washington, D.C. — Regulation is essential to ensuring well-functioning markets, but the current U.S. regulatory process is too often subject to delays, inaction, and regulatory capture—when regulation is skewed toward regulated industry at the detriment of the public interest. Given these problems, there is a critical need for a regulatory reform agenda that is designed to...

RELEASE: CAP Report Calls for Expansion of Market-Based Approaches to Funding Environmental Restoration Projects

Washington, D.C. — Looking to successful mitigation of damage to U.S. wetlands as a model for future success in the protection of other natural areas, the Center for American Progress has released a report today detailing how clear and effective federal mitigation policies can attract private-sector investment in the conservation of America’s lands, waters, and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Cathleen Kelly on White House Report on Climate Resilience

Washington, D.C. — Cathleen Kelly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response to the White House Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience report titled "Opportunities to Enhance the Nation’s Resilience to Climate Change." This White House report lays out a solid strategy for federal agencies to help strengthen...

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Discussion on the History of the Populist Movement with John B. Judis, Author of The Populist Explosion

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host author John B. Judis for a timely discussion of his book The Populist Explosion and what the history of the populist movement means for America’s political and social future. In The Populist Explosion, author John B. Judis, explains the importance of the populist movement that began in the...

ADVISORY: With Teacher Shortages Across Nevada, TeachStrong Campaign to Highlight Ways to Better Recruit and Retain Great Teachers

Las Vegas, NV — Enrollment in teacher preparation programs in Nevada has declined 33 percent since 2009, and critical teacher shortages remain in many districts, including Clark County—a situation that is reflected in many school districts and states across the United States. On Wednesday, November 2, the TeachStrong campaign will convene state and district education leaders, education policy experts,...

RELEASE: With Women of Color Poised to Play Big Role in Election Results, CAP Releases Package of Products Exploring Their Influence

Washington, D.C. — On November 8, millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote for their elected representatives at the local, state, and national levels. While the stakes are high for everyone, they are particularly high for voters whose rights have historically been denied or scrutinized, such as communities of color that remain...

RELEASE: In 8 States, Half of ZIP Codes Lack Sufficient Supply of Child Care Centers, New CAP Interactive Maps Show

New interactive maps and analysis from CAP examine child care accessibility in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Nearly half of ZIP codes are "child care deserts," impacting more than 27 million people—including 1.8 million children under the age of 5. Washington, D.C. — In eight states, families in nearly half...