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The Buildings of Tomorrow Are Here Today

NREL facility Golden, Colorado article icon Issue Brief Net-zero energy buildings—highly efficient spaces that require no net fossil-fuel consumption—have proliferated throughout the United States. The federal government must lead by example and step up efforts to free future government buildings from the need to consume fossil-fuel-generated electricity.

by Greg Dotson & Erin Auel | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Open Doors for All

flags article icon Issue Brief The Affordable Care Act can help address discrimination against LGBT people and their families in health coverage and care—but the law’s protections must clearly include sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 2015

Job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lease Purchase Failed Before—Can It Work Now?

mailbox article icon Issue Brief America’s homeownership rate stands at its lowest point in two decades. If structured right, lease-purchase agreements could potentially offer consumers a path toward homeownership.

by Sarah Edelman, Michela Zonta, Julia Gordon | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Who Are Asian Americans?

Hmong Americans health insurance article icon Fact Sheet These fact sheets provide a detailed look at 10 groups of Asian Americans by national origin.

by Progress 2050 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Teacher Leadership

Teacher training book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report highlights six districts that are using teacher leadership and labor-management collaboration to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards.

by Andrew Amore, Nichole M. Hoeflich, Kaitlin Pennington | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What’s Next in Israel

Israel election billboard article icon Issue Brief The March 17 election results will likely lead to a narrow right-wing government in Israel. The Obama administration must balance fundamental disagreements with the need to maintain its relationship with a key Middle Eastern ally.

by Shlomo Brom | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Strengthening the Foundations of U.S.-Israel Ties at a Time of Change in the Middle East

Obama and Netanyahu article icon Issue Brief The strategic rationale for the U.S.-Israel partnership must evolve with the changing geopolitical and regional context.

by Brian Katulis & Dan Arbell | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hours Flexibility and the Gender Gap in Pay

A woman reconciles a cash register drawer book_alt2 icon Report There is a large hourly wage penalty associated with working fewer hours per week, and although the effect is similar by gender, women are more greatly affected because they are more likely to work fewer than 40 hours per week.

by Claudia Goldin | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Dismissal of Immigration Lawsuit Has Significant Implications for the DHS Immigration Policies

immigration case worker article icon Issue Brief The recent 5th Circuit Court decision in a case that challenged the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has important, positive implications for the government’s defense of the pending challenges to the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration policies.

by Marshall Fitz & Stephen Legomsky | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap

woman of color cashier article icon Issue Brief Women of color experience a wider gender wage gap, on average, compared with white women.

by Milia Fisher | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Getting to a Final Agreement: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran and Congressional Action

nuclear negotiations article icon Issue Brief A final nuclear agreement with Iran may be within reach, but both Congress and the White House must remain vigilant and clear-eyed about the hurdles.

by Vikram Singh, Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Hardin Lang, Lawrence J. Korb, Shlomo Brom, Ken Sofer | Monday, April 13, 2015

Why Courts Matter

Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court. article icon Issue Brief Legal disputes over gun violence, money in politics, and voting rights illustrate the profound impact that U.S. federal courts have on the lives of all Americans.

by Michele L. Jawando & Sean Wright | Monday, April 13, 2015

Profiles: The State of Early Childhood Programs

pre-k students read book article icon Fact Sheet Despite efforts to promote early childhood education, states must make additional investments in early childhood programs in order to increase accessibility and improve or maintain quality.

by the CAP Early Childhood Policy Team | Friday, April 10, 2015

How We Can Build Upon No Child Left Behind’s Progress for Students With Disabilities in a Reauthorized ESEA

Money-counting exercise article icon Issue Brief Educational outcomes for students with disabilities have significantly improved under the No Child Left Behind Act.

by Chelsea Straus | Thursday, April 2, 2015