How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship
Issue Brief States have been leading the way in developing strategies to prepare more workers for employment through apprenticeship.
A Critical Year for Humanitarianism
Issue Brief The international community is making a major push in 2016 to bring reforms to a global humanitarian system stretched close to the breaking point.
Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization
Report The current plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal are unsustainable. Prudent cuts can help deterrence and free up scarce funds for more pressing priorities.
The United States and Colombia: From Security Partners to Global Partners in Peace
Issue Brief Colombia’s journey from near state failure to the brink of historic peace with assistance from the United States opens the way to a stronger U.S.-Colombia partnership.
Women and Families’ Economic Security in New Hampshire
Issue Brief Women have been central to New Hampshire’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.
Miami-Dade in Hot Water
Report As global temperatures rise, Miami-Dade County needs to build resilience fast if its diverse communities are to stand up to growing climate change threats.
Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act
Report States have an opportunity to use the new flexibility embedded in ESSA to develop stronger testing systems without the pressure of NCLB’s exclusive focus on summative tests.
Nevada Gun Violence
Fact Sheet Nevada is home to some of the nation’s highest rates of gun deaths and weakest gun laws.
Examining Quality Across the Preschool-to-Third-Grade Continuum
Report High-quality early childhood and elementary education form an important foundation for young children to be successful throughout school, but evidence suggests that children lack consistent access between preschool and third grade.
A Look at the Education Crisis
Report While some schools and districts are making progress, student performance remains shockingly low.
Guantanamo’s Last Year
Issue Brief Despite obstacles, President Obama can close Guantanamo before he leaves office.
Enhancing Oversight of Gun Dealers in Illinois
Fact Sheet Enactment of state gun-dealer licensing would be an effective tool for increasing oversight of the gun industry in Illinois and ensuring that dealers retain control over their dangerous inventory.
Bigger Is Not Better
Issue Brief A proposed merger between Aetna and Humana, two of the country’s largest health insurance companies, likely would increase costs for consumers and taxpayers.
Middle East Stability and the International Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on January 20, 2016.
Examining Teacher Effectiveness Between Preschool and Third Grade
Report Teachers play a crucial role in fostering children’s success in school. Policymakers must consider ways to support and prepare high-quality teachers while aligning expectation and opportunities for teachers between preschool and third grade.