Nick Albares

Guest Blogger

Policy Analyst, Center’s State Fiscal Project

Washington, D.C.

Nick Albares is a policy analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Project where he works to evaluate and promote state policies that alleviate poverty. He also focuses on K-12 education funding and state policies affecting immigrants.

Prior to joining the Center, Albares worked with Catholic Charities in New Orleans for five years, where he pursued policies for social and economic justice. He also worked to provide grants to community organizing and economic development non-profit groups through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Albares holds a master’s in public policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame.

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Posted Jan. 5, 2016

Cutting School Funding Hurts Students That Need It the Most

A new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that most states provide less support per…

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Posted July 7, 2020

Schools Are Essential, So Let’s Reopen the Right Way This Fall

This afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “We want to get our schools open. We want to get them open, quickly, beautifully in the fall.” I…

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Posted July 6, 2020

Q&A: 12-Year-Old Amir Lumumba on Why Schools Need More Counselors and Fewer Cops

On Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, brightbeam’s Director of Activism, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar will moderate a virtual town hall called #ReimagingingSchoolSafety. Special guests include:…

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Posted July 7, 2020

Parents, It’s Way Past Time to Break Up With Traditional Education and School Funding

This pandemic is an opportunity to change not only how we educate children, but how we fund that education. Right now, school and district leaders…

By Christina Laster

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