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President Obama speaks with a student-apprentice

How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship

article icon Issue Brief States have been leading the way in developing strategies to prepare more workers for employment through apprenticeship.

by Angela Hanks and Ethan Gurwitz | Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ban ki-moon

A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

article icon 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.

by John Norris and Carolyn Kenney | Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Adam Mount | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Barack Obama

The United States and Colombia: From Security Partners to Global Partners in Peace

article icon 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.

by Dan Restrepo, Frank O. Mora, Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Hampshire shoppers

Women and Families’ Economic Security in New Hampshire

article icon Issue Brief Women have been central to New Hampshire’s economic growth, and more must be done to support women’s labor force participation.

by Sarah Jane Glynn, Brendan Duke, Danielle Corley | Friday, January 29, 2016

A cyclist and vehicles negotiate heavily flooded streets

Miami-Dade in Hot Water

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Cathleen Kelly, Miranda Peterson, Madeleine Boel | Friday, January 29, 2016

second-grader

Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Catherine Brown, Ulrich Boser, Scott Sargrad, Max Marchitello | Friday, January 29, 2016

Las Vegas gun show

Nevada Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet Nevada is home to some of the nation’s highest rates of gun deaths and weakest gun laws.

Teacher works with kindergarten student.

Examining Quality Across the Preschool-to-Third-Grade Continuum

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Danielle Ewen and Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath | Thursday, January 28, 2016

Child studying

A Look at the Education Crisis

book_alt2 icon Report While some schools and districts are making progress, student performance remains shockingly low.

by Ulrich Boser, Perpetual Baffour, Steph Vela | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Camp X-Ray

Guantanamo’s Last Year

article icon Issue Brief Despite obstacles, President Obama can close Guantanamo before he leaves office.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chuck's Guns

Enhancing Oversight of Gun Dealers in Illinois

article icon 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.

Doctor with files

Bigger Is Not Better

article icon 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.

by Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, Meghan O'Toole | Thursday, January 21, 2016

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.

by Brian Katulis | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A preschool teacher works with students.

Examining Teacher Effectiveness Between Preschool and Third Grade

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Rebecca Ullrich | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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