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Transgender Welcome

Mass at Washington National Cathedral book_alt2 icon Report This resource makes the case for the full inclusion of transgender people in both Jewish and Christian communities of faith and in society, based on Scripture and theology.

by Bishop Gene Robinson | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Immunizing the Gun Industry: The Harmful Effect of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Capitol Dome article icon Fact Sheet The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides the gun industry unprecedented immunity from liability and cuts off access to the courts for valid lawsuits seeking to hold it accountable. Congress must act to repeal this harmful law.

| Friday, January 15, 2016

Expanding National Service to Address Long-Term Unemployment

AmeriCorps volunteer helps at a job fair book_alt2 icon Report Putting in place a policy to re-engage the long-term unemployed by creating new opportunities to serve America.

by Harry Stein and Shirley Sagawa | Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lessons From State Performance on NAEP

Students taking test book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report shows that standards-based reform helps low-income students.

by Ulrich Boser and Catherine Brown | Thursday, January 14, 2016

What Do Unions Do for the Middle Class?

grocery store clerk book_alt2 icon Report The decline of unions over the past 30 years has contributed to the falling share of middle-class workers.

by Richard Freeman, Eunice Han, Brendan Duke, David Madland | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Different Way of Doing Business

Pre-K students article icon Issue Brief States and districts across the country are making an effort to align policy and practice from pre-kindergarten to third grade, with the hope of closing achievement gaps and ensuring success for all children.

by Rebecca Ullrich and Maryam Adamu | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Finance for Climate Resilience in the Dawn of the Paris Era

Girl on Philippines shore article icon Issue Brief The Paris era of climate action begins with a stronger focus on narrowing the adaptation finance gap.

by Gwynne Taraska and Shiva Polefka | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Executive Power and the Role of Congress in the Paris Climate and Iran Nuclear Agreements

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief CAP experts explain why the role of Congress differed in these two major international agreements aimed at improving global security.

by Gwynne Taraska and Hardin Lang | Monday, January 11, 2016

Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters

Transgender Woman article icon Fact Sheet Tests in four states reveal that transgender homeless women face discrimination in accessing shelter.

by Caitlin Rooney, Laura E. Durso, Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, January 7, 2016

Developing a High-Quality Early Learning Continuum

Teacher leading preschoolers in drill article icon Issue Brief As the 18-month grace period for formal monitoring of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships comes to an end, it is important to consider next steps that will allow them to continue to effectively collaborate and coordinate programs.

by Yvette Sanchez Fuentes and Jessica Troe | Thursday, January 7, 2016

Creating Effective Transitions

kindergarten student article icon Issue Brief As the need for program alignment between preschool and kindergarten becomes more of a priority, federal, state, and local policymakers can look to Head Start’s current transition partnerships as a guide.

by Yvette Sanchez Fuentes and Jessica Troe | Monday, December 21, 2015

Investing in Educator Capacity

A teacher reads to students book_alt2 icon Report The Race to the Top program largely benefited educators, increased state capacity, redefined the role of state educational agencies, and generated unprecedented collaboration across states and districts.

by Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Melissa Lazarín, Catherine Brown | Monday, December 21, 2015

Helping Firms by Helping Employees?

factory work book_alt2 icon Report This paper finds that adopting pro-employee work-life-balance practices—such as working from home, flexi-time, child care support, and job sharing—is associated with improved firm performance.

by Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur, John Van Reenen | Friday, December 18, 2015

How For-Profit Companies Are Driving Immigration Detention Policies

immigrant in detention article icon Issue Brief Companies’ quest for greater profits is expanding the immigration custody system at the expense of the health, safety, and rights of immigrants.

by Sharita Gruberg | Friday, December 18, 2015

LGBT Inclusion in Sports

Abby Wambach Olympics article icon Issue Brief Study results suggest that professional teams that endorse an LGBT-inclusive vision of diversity in sports are viewed favorably by the public and could gain support from LGBT fans.

by Laura E. Durso, Sarah McBride, Caitlin Rooney | Friday, December 18, 2015