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Facing Political Hurdles, High-Quality Student Tests Are Hard To Come By

brookings | Matthew M. Chingos | Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Standardized testing in the U.S. has generated considerable controversy as the uses o...

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

New Report Shows Green Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

Job growth is one of the most important issues of the 2012 election, and a recent report suggests that continued investment in green jobs could be a b...

America's Poorest States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Brian Zajac and Alexander E. M. Hess | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released from the U.S. Census...

Selective Counterterrorism Practices Threaten Social Mobility of American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Sahar Aziz

At the Brookings' U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough was asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims.

Detroit Shows Big Job Growth In One Sector

Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

Reversing the trend of the previous decade, Detroit has added more manufacturing jobs in the last two years than all but one other metropolitan area i...

Benefits Of Social Media And Video Games In Classrooms

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. Social media, video games, blogs and wikis are playing increasingly importa...

Luke Johnson

Rubio Calls For Bipartisanship In Foreign Policy Speech | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave a major foreign policy address Wednesday at the Brookings Institution, the prominent liberal think tank, ...

The Link Between Housing, Education, and Opportunity

Jonathan Rothwell | Posted 04.19.2012 | Education
Jonathan Rothwell

Reforming discriminatory zoning laws and taking other steps to promote residential and school integration could have potentially large benefits to the nation's future by making educational opportunity more equal.

20 Metros Recovering Worst From The Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

In the elusive quest for a sustainable economic recovery, some areas have fared better than others. Only 19 of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan a...

The Unfathomable Cost of the United States Nuclear Program

William Rose | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
William Rose

If you're not terrified by the statistics of military error (and there are plenty of close encounters) you should be in awe of the fact that world leaders will spend $1 trillion in the next 10 years on nuclear weapons.

Mother America Always Loved Manufacturing Most

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's illogical, even unpatriotic to use tax dollars to subsidize companies that send jobs overseas, transferring America's manufacturing power to foreign countries like China.

Jobs of the Future

Howard Silverman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Howard Silverman

2012-02-24-501 Instead of a report, we developed an illustration. At this unusual time, we need to think expansively not categorically: How do we build long-term well-being for people and place?

Money for Nothing? TransCanada Blew $1.3 Million on Federal Lobbying for Keystone XL in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 -- a new quarterly high for the company.

Brookings Is World's Top Think Tank, Report Shows

| Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

By Ambreen Ali Roll Call Staff The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the world's top think tank in an annual survey out today. The inf...

Joy Resmovits

American Dream At Stake Before School Starts | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

As states revamp their early childhood education to grab a slice of federal education dollars, some education experts are urging policymakers to look ...

The Best Cities To Live In Without A Car

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Several factors make a city easy to live in without a car. The most important one is a widely available and efficient public trans...

Peter S. Goodman

'No Hope': Extreme Poverty Leaves Millions In Desolation | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

The number of Americans living in communities of extreme poverty -- neighborhoods in which at least 40 percent of the population is poor -- soared by ...

The 10 Most Impoverished States

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

(Lisa Lambert) - The ranks of the poor rose in almost all U.S. states and cities in 2010, despite the end of the longest and deepest economic down...

Lost Horizons

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Racism remains both a prevalent cultural attitude in some places, and a corrosive force stunting the potential of children and communities.

Occupy the Lives of Children in DC

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Real justice is about service to others, not ourselves. A movement that is only about expressing anger over our own individual hurts will soon disintegrate for lack of an achievable common cause.

Joy Resmovits

Rate Teachers Together, Not One By One | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Standardized tests should rank students by percentile and rate teachers in teams, according to a new policy brief by Derek Neal, an econ...

Jason Linkins

Michael O'Hanlon Wants The Media To Write Sunnier Headlines About The Endless War In Afghanistan | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Media

Brookings Institute senior fellow Michael O'Hanlon provides Politico with a lengthy Afghanistan War lamentation, though it's not the sort of lamentati...

Poll: Americans Are Tolerant Of Other Faiths, Except Islam

Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans consider religious freedom a cornerstone of society, but fall short in their tol...

10 States With The Largest Job Gaps

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

With the American economy years away from returning to pre-recession employment levels, Friday's news that the country failed to add any jobs at all i...