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Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All

Penn State campus article icon Issue Brief The United States is less prepared than its competitor nations to meet the demands of the global economy. To address the current and growing skills gap, it is time to ensure that no one will have to worry about where to get the money to enroll in a public college in the United States.

by David A. Bergeron & Carmel Martin | Thursday, February 19, 2015

Do More, Add More, Earn More

An aspiring principal walks through the halls. book_alt2 icon Report An examination of how 10 school districts are redesigning teacher compensation systems so the teachers who make a bigger difference get a bigger paycheck.

by Karen Hawley Miles, Kaitlin Pennington, David Bloom | Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Profiles: State and Tribal Grantees’ Innovation and Success in Implementing Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

A doctor examines a child. article icon Fact Sheet The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing states and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.

by the Center for Law and Social Policy & the Center for American Progress | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An Investment in Our Future

baby mother home visit book_alt2 icon Report The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing state and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.

by Stephanie Schmit, Christina Walker, Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fact Sheets: Revitalizing Appalachia

coal miner boots article icon Fact Sheet By ensuring that coal companies mining on federal lands pay their fair share, the federal government could generate millions of dollars in new revenue that could be directed toward revitalizing Appalachian communities.

by Tiffany Germain | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fear, Inc. 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

by Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, Ken Sofer | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security

Social Security Act signing article icon Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.

by Rebecca Vallas, Christian E. Weller, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Revitalizing Appalachia

Railroad book_alt2 icon Report Appalachian coal communities have faced decades of job losses, but policymakers can raise revenue to invest in these communities by ensuring that coal companies mining from federal lands pay their fair share.

by Gov. Ted Strickland, Greg Dotson, Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, February 9, 2015

Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces

female soldier article icon Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.

by Julia Rugg & Donna Barry | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

article icon Issue Brief While most the current research focuses on women and mother’s experiences balancing family life and paid employment, addressing the issues facing men and fathers is equally important to promoting greater equity at home and at work.

by Erin Rehel & Emily Baxter | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fact Sheets: How the U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Your State

Supreme Court justices article icon Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans.

| Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Robin Hood in Reverse

Sen. Lamar Alexander article icon Issue Brief A new proposal to update the No Child Left Behind Act includes a provision that could substantially redistribute federal dollars away from the students who need them the most.

by Max Marchitello & Robert Hanna | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof

Rally book_alt2 icon Report Policies and programs aimed at homeless youth routinely fail transgender young people, and the disparities they experience in health, safety, and social and economic well-being hold them back.

by Hannah Hussey | Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Students with Disabilities

special education class article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for students with disabilities.

| Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Communities of Color

children color article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for communities of color.

| Monday, February 2, 2015