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Progressive Policy Institute

Spearheading radically pragmatic ideas since 1989.
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Panel Discussion with Tech Policy Experts on the Future of the Gig Economy and a New Vision for Workers
Listen in on this panel discussion on challenges facing workers in the gig economy during the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a new policy vision that can guarantee flexibility while providing portable benefits. Featuring Experts from the Progressive Policy Institute and American Action Forum: Alec Stapp: Director of Technology Policy, PPI Mike Mandel: Chief Economic Strategist, PPI Jennifer Huddleston: Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, AAF Speakers discuss the latest research and policy landscape, explore potential solutions to best support workers in the gig economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and answer listener questions.
October 16, 2020
Creating a Culture of Innovation in America’s Public Schools
PPI launched a significant new report: “The Third Way: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Schools." In this webinar, leaders discuss the spread of “innovation” or “partnership” schools: district schools in a variety of models, with full autonomy and accountability for performance. Listen to hear how these 21st-century schools are producing meaningful results with low-income students, from Springfield, MA, and Camden, NJ, to Indianapolis, IN, and Denver, CO. As traditional school systems struggle to adapt to the “new normal,” this is a conversation you won’t want to miss: Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, San Antonio ISD Mariama Shaheed, Founder, Global Preparatory Academy (Indianapolis) Chris Gabrieli, Co-founder and CEO, Empower Schools David Osborne, Director of PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project Tressa Pankovits, Associate Director of PPI's Reinventing America's Schools Project.
October 8, 2020
Advancing the Gains Made by Black and Brown Students in the next Administration
The Progressive Policy Institute hosted a conversation on how members of the Democratic Party can better protect recent gains made by Black and Brown students while advancing these gains after the 2020 Presidential Election.  The conversation surrounded gains made by Black and Brown students, how these gains were made, and more importantly how Democrats can ensure the gains continue under the next Administration. Speakers: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, (D) Colorado David Osborne, Progressive Policy Institute Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor, City of Los Angeles Keri Rodrigues, National Parents Union Dr. Howard Fuller, Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools Moderator: Curtis Valentine, Deputy Director of Reinventing America's Schools Project.
September 17, 2020
Congressman Don Beyer on the Path Out of the COVID-19 Economic Crisis
PPI President Will Marshall and Ben Ritz from the Center for Funding America's Future are joined by Congresswoman Don Beyer (VA-8), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, to talk about the fiscal health of the United States, the path out of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, the role automatic stabilizers should play as America works to build a resilient recovery, and the Worker Relief and Security Act. 
August 18, 2020
Conversation with Rep. Sharice Davids and Rep. Scott Peters on Rebuilding America's Fiscal Strength
PPI President Will Marshall and Ben Ritz from the Center for Funding America's Future are joined by Congresswoman Sharice Davids (KS-3) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) for a conversation on the fiscal health of the United States, budget priorities, the election, and their perspective on how America's economy can return with a resilient recovery. 
July 27, 2020
Should we abolish tax returns? A conversation with Sen. Bob Kerrey
Former Senator Bob Kerrey joins the Center for New Liberalism and the Progressive Policy Institute's Paul Weinstein and Alec Stapp to discuss whether or not the US government should adopt return-free filing for individual taxes. The participants will discuss the costs and benefits of return-free filing relative to our current voluntary tax filing system, the main problems with our current tax system, and whether or not return-free filing would reduce tax evasion.
July 15, 2020
Scoring a Better Future — Getting Facts on Credit Scores & How They Work
Join Paul Weinstein, Jr., Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and Joanne Gaskin, Vice President of Scores and Analytics at FICO, for a discussion on the changes FICO has made to its models, and how they may impact credit scores, particularly for millennials and GenZ. 
June 18, 2020