More Teachers Will See Pay Increase with DC’s Temporary Grant Change for Child Care Centers
More early educators, most of whom are Black and brown, are poised to see salary increases under a change to the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund (PEF) that the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) announced last week.
DC Made Progress on Poverty Thanks to Public Investment in Residents
Poverty in DC declined in 2022 to 13.3 percent from 16.5 percent the year prior, according to new data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). This improvement likely reflects a combination of factors including the overall decline in […]
State Tax Levels Have Little Effect on Where People Choose to Live
While the myth that increased taxes will drive mass flight of high-earning residents from a state has survived on cherry-picked anecdotes, researchers have disproved this claim many times over.
DC’s Extreme Black-White Unemployment Gap is Worst in the Nation
Everyone who wants to work should be able to find a job. While DC’s average unemployment of 4.6 percent in 2022 is down from 7.9 percent in 2020, the peak during the pandemic, the average unemployment rate masks extreme racial inequity.
DCFPI Welcomes Erika Roberson as our new Policy Analyst
Erika will lead the DC Fiscal Policy Institute’s research and advocacy on education policy, aimed at eliminating racial and income inequities in student experiences and outcomes.
DCFPI Welcomes Anne Gunderson as Our New Senior Policy Analyst
Anne’s focus is on bolstering the District’s early childhood system by conducting research and providing expertise on advocacy and workforce issues facing the field.
On Juneteenth (and Every Day) the Struggle for Black Freedom Continues
As we observe Juneteenth, DC and the country should (re)commit to repairing the harms of our past and its compounding negative effects in our current day.
DC Council Restores Funding to Vital Lifelines at First Budget Vote, with Big Exceptions
DC Council Can Celebrate Mothers by Investing in Their Economic Security
Downtown Tax Abatement Tailor-Made for Developers at the Expense of DC Residents
DC Council should reject the loosened affordable housing requirements and proposed exemptions from worker protections and tenant rights and add safeguards that ensure responsible use of public dollars.