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Lessons from Flint: The Case for Investing in the Building Blocks of Communities of Color

Flint River article icon Issue Brief Increased public investment in housing, health, infrastructure, and education initiatives would improve outcomes for communities of color and help avoid disasters such as what recently occurred in Flint, Michigan.

by Tracey Ross and Danyelle Solomon | Thursday, March 3, 2016

When I Was Your Age

Woman checking phone article icon Issue Brief Despite being more educated and working in a more productive economy, 30-year-olds today barely make more than 30-year-old Baby Boomers did in 1984.

by Brendan Duke | Thursday, March 3, 2016

Strategies to Improve Low-Performing Schools Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Common Core book_alt2 icon Report Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized impressive student achievement gains.

by Chelsea Straus and Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, March 2, 2016

4 Strategies for Districts to Successfully Implement Evidence-Based Practices

A teacher works with her students article icon Fact Sheet Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized student achievement gains in low-performing schools.

by Chelsea Straus and Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Utilizing National Service as a 21st Century Workforce Strategy for Opportunity Youth

Volunteers are sworn into the AmeriCorps national service program. book_alt2 icon Report Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.

by Tracey Ross, Shirley Sagawa, Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Light Up Taiwan Puts the Spotlight on the Young Generation

Taiwan Millennials article icon Issue Brief As the Taiwan presidential transition begins, President Ma Ying-jeou leaves a legacy for successful cross-Strait relations with China.

by Rudy deLeon | Friday, February 26, 2016

Better Tests, Fewer Barriers

Students work on computers. book_alt2 icon Report New assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards are a step forward in accessibility and accommodation features for students with disabilities and English language learners.

by Samantha Batel and Scott Sargrad | Thursday, February 25, 2016

America’s Electoral Future

Crowd of people book_alt2 icon Report The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on presidential elections in 2016 and beyond. This report estimates those effects under a variety of different scenarios.

by William H. Frey, Ruy Teixeira, Rob Griffin | Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hate and Guns: A Terrifying Combination

Mother Emanuel mouners book_alt2 icon Report Congress and state legislatures should pass laws that prevent individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying or possessing firearms.

by Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Jordan Jones | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

State of the States Report 2015

minimum-wage demonstration book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should take a hard look at where their state is succeeding and falling short to prioritize actions that would dramatically reduce poverty in their backyards and beyond.

by Rachel West and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for South Carolina Families

Workers prepare peaches article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping all South Carolina women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Nevada Families

Las Vegas, Nevada family article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Nevada women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Scoring the College Scorecard

Students walking across campus book_alt2 icon Report Nearly six months after the release of the College Scorecard, the reviews are in, and the consensus is that there is a great deal that’s good about the data in the college selection tool. But there is also significant room for improvement.

by Ben Miller | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship

President Obama speaks with a student-apprentice 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

A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

Ban ki-moon 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