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See more A student on a computer Can employers train their workforce more easily — and benefit, too?

Why mid-career skills programs could be the way forward

Two students reading together in a classroom Think education has to be ‘either/or’? Think again.

Farmhouse Phonics is creating an ecosystem of support for learners of all kinds.

A child and her foster parent lay beside one another in a field A Texas town inspired a Hollywood movie by adopting 77 kids

The film, executive produced by Letitia Wright and Joe Knittig, CarePortal CEO, shows how communities strengthen families.

A photo collage of herring fishermen at sea Supreme Court rules in favor of fishermen, says government has overreached

In a ruling with far-reaching implications, government agencies can no longer enforce decisions not authorized by Congress. 

See more Two students reading together in a classroom Think education has to be ‘either/or’? Think again.

Farmhouse Phonics is creating an ecosystem of support for learners of all kinds.

A stylized image of a person holding a hardhat and another holding a graduation cap Workers who can’t go back to school as adults can do this instead.

Meet the founder with a plan to make working and learning at the same time a real possibility.

A student in a classroom excited Why microschooling is growing in popularity across America

Microschools are poised to improve how we educate future generations. Let’s make the most of it.

A split screen image of a person holding cash and another holding a diploma Education savings accounts: How they work and what they can do

The benefits to families, students, and educators have made education savings accounts increasingly popular nationwide.

See more A stylized image of a person on the edge of a cliff facing the U.S. Capitol America is headed for a fiscal cliff. Here’s how to stop it.

A coalition of scholars and policymakers are working on long-term economic solutions — together. 

ghost town A tale of ghost towns: How overregulation is destroying rural America

In Pennsylvania, two mining towns are trying to recover from the economic turmoil created by Washington’s overregulation. 

A female massage therapist as seen through slightly parted curtains Occupational licensing reform is a key to economic abundance in states

Less restrictive licensing gives Americans the freedom they deserve to pursue meaningful and successful work.

First Step Staffing is Helping People Overcome Barriers To Employment First Step Staffing is helping people overcome barriers to employment

Seventy million Americans struggle with barriers to employment. This nonprofit staffing agency has a radical solution.

See more A child and her foster parent lay beside one another in a field A Texas town inspired a Hollywood movie by adopting 77 kids

The film, executive produced by Letitia Wright and Joe Knittig, CarePortal CEO, shows how communities strengthen families.

Image of a person's hand placed on another person's shoulder How one man’s second chance after addiction changed dozens of lives

Now in recovery, he’s teaching others how to deal with “life on life’s terms.”

Split screen image of people during a street protest juxtaposed with the Declaration of Independence America’s founding ideals: Relics, or a roadmap?

On the anniversary of America’s founding, there is uncertainty about the future. Here’s what we can learn from the past. 

A group of people posing for a photo in an auditorium Are social problems rooted in fixable childhood issues?

 A lack of stable childhood relationships can lead to poverty, homelessness, and other societal issues.

See more A student on a computer Can employers train their workforce more easily — and benefit, too?

Why mid-career skills programs could be the way forward

People learning on their computers Learning on the job has a whole new meaning in today’s market

Lifelong learning might be the key to fulfilling work.

A group of individuals hovering around a computer screen The most ‘in demand’ job skill isn’t what many think

It’s hard to overstate how much soft skills can affect the trajectory of a person’s career.

Students engaged in their postsecondary educations 3 innovations connecting learners to jobs – and transforming education

New educational models fill the talent gap for employers and the opportunity gap for workers. 

See more A photo collage of herring fishermen at sea Supreme Court rules in favor of fishermen, says government has overreached

In a ruling with far-reaching implications, government agencies can no longer enforce decisions not authorized by Congress. 

Image of America's founding fathers with the Declaration of Independence How America’s founding ideals are still at work

A veteran’s story of being guided by our founding principles

A person's hand holds a gavel up in the air. Prosecutors are overwhelmed. These orgs are taking the pressure off.

How justice that focuses on safer, faster resolution can be more effective — and better for the community — than punishment.

The Supreme Court of the United States with the U.S. Constitution in the background How the new Civil Liberties Alliance is restoring people's constitutional rights

This nonprofit law firm is protecting Americans’ civil liberties and restoring the balance of power.

See more A person grasps a handrail on a hospital bed When it comes to veteran health care, why aren’t we doing better?

One veteran’s story of how the MISSION Act’s promise failed her illustrates needed changes at the VA.

Split screen of Edrys Leyva as a child at left with an photo from his military service at right. Vets are stuck waiting for health care. It’s why this man fights.

Edrys Leyva’s journey from escaping Cuba’s regime to Navy veteran and health care advocate. 

Destroyed buildings in Ukraine What are the right questions to be asking about U.S.-Ukraine relations right now?

The Ukraine War is at an impasse. Here’s what you need to know.

Two images side by side of a man working with a service dog. The back of his shirt says "the voice of veterans for freedom and prosperity." How Buddy the service dog is helping vets with PTSD

When Ian Robinson re-entered civilian life, service animals gave him purpose.

See more How Can We Fix the Mental Health System in America? More therapists won’t fix the mental health care crisis, but this can

Peer support may be the key to transforming mental health care. So far, it’s working for millions.

Text describing a certificate of need law is interspersed with the image of a medical professional in scrubs and cap Hidden harms of ‘Certificate of Need’ laws

States with CON laws have higher prices, fewer medical facilities, and inferior patient outcomes.

A smiling man in a suit sits in front of a wooden backdrop with the logo "Texas Public Policy Foundation" Rising health care reformer charts a path for young professionals and policy reforms  

Tanner Aliff is a policy and health expert transforming America's health care system. Here's how.

Image depicts a group of people holding each other in a circle. Give an Hour is increasing access to mental health care. Here’s their secret.

Can community members support each other’s mental health? It already is, and it's closing a big gap.

See more Collage of a person walking down a dark street and a police officer Homicide rates are too high in America. Here’s what we can do.

We already have a key to reducing violent crime, according to this former law enforcement officer turned leading policy researcher.

two women shaking hands The US has the highest recidivism rate in the world. Here's a solution

The Frederick Douglass Project uses face-to-face conversations in prison to unlock possibilities for everyone.

5 Nonprofits Actively Reducing Recidivism 5 nonprofits actively reducing recidivism

About half of people leaving prison or jail will return. These five nonprofits want to change that.

She changed her mind on the war on drugs I changed my mind on how to tackle drug addiction

The founder of End it for Good says the war on drugs has failed. Here’s why.

See more A close-up photo of a hand holding a mobile device. On social media platforms, who’s in charge?

Here's why users should moderate social platforms themselves.

Ways We Can Protect Freedom of Speech Today Social media presents a new challenge to free speech. This founder has a plan.

Protecting free speech online is vital. Free speech expert Jacob Mchangama shares how the U.S. can do that.

Free Speech Authors Offer Solutions To End Cancel Culture Cancel culture is toxic. Solve it with humility and parenting.

Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott’s new book The Canceling of the American Mind dives into cancel culture’s origins and ways to fight it.

CarePortal’s Child Assistance App Connects Families To Support Meet 3 free speech organizations fighting cancel culture

Free speech is under attack. These organizations are pushing back.

See more A refugee and an American citizen embrace one another Here’s how one refugee organization harnesses what Americans do best

Welcome.US: Where every American gets to play a role in helping a refugee find their new community.

A Mexican twist to your Thanksgiving feast Chef Pati Jinich wants her Mexico-inspired Thanksgiving recipes to spark bigger conversations

Thanksgiving is celebrity chef Pati Jinich’s favorite American holiday. It’s easy to see why.

Daniel Garza Discusses Current Challenges in the Hispanic Community From farmworker to the White House: Daniel Garza’s incredible true story  

Daniel Garza worked alongside his immigrant parents as farmworkers. He used that work ethic to rise to a position in the White House.

A group of people waving small American flags Win-win solutions to America’s immigration challenge
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