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The Power of the Pygmalion Effect

student takes notes article icon Issue Brief New CAP research makes clear the importance of high teacher expectations for all students.

By Ulrich Boser, Megan Wilhelm, and Robert Hanna | Monday, October 6, 2014

Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes

Teacher in front of class article icon Issue Brief Low pay prevents talented and experienced teachers from living a middle-class life.

By Ulrich Boser and Chelsea Straus | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Educational Equity and Effectiveness: The Need for Fiscal Fairness and Fiscal Productivity

StudentsTo ensure successful outcomes for all students, our nation must do more to improve the fair and productive use of school dollars.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Interactive: What's the Productivity of Your District?

We have ranked the educational effectiveness of more than 7,000 school districts in almost 40 states. Please use this online tool to benchmark the performance of your district—and approach our evaluations with caution.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Return on Educational Investment: 2014

Pencils rest on a dollar bill book_alt2 icon Report A look at school district bang for the buck.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Promise of Education Information Systems

A person types on a keyboard book_alt2 icon Report By embracing big data and management technology, K-12 schools can raise student achievement and reduce costs.

By Nathan Levenson and Ulrich Boser | Thursday, June 26, 2014

The New Education CFO

CFO book_alt2 icon Report The strategic education chief financial officer can better address the growing complexity of operating school districts in a challenging fiscal environment, as well as the need to transform how K-12 education prepares today's students to succeed.

By Don Hovey and Ulrich Boser | Thursday, June 26, 2014

What Advanced Placement Means for the Future of American Education and Common Core

Ulrich Boser and Max Marchitello explore the AP programs and the Common Core.

By Ulrich Boser and Max Marchitello | Monday, May 19, 2014

Teacher Diversity Revisited

Teacher article icon Issue Brief A new study reveals that the diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce is not keeping pace with the nation’s rapidly changing demographics.

By Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color

classroom book_alt2 icon Report Improvements along the educator pipeline and in teacher training programs will help diversify the United States’ teachers and consequently bolster the academic performance of children from all racial backgrounds.

By Farah Ahmad and Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

Why Too Many Schools Live in an Analog World—and What We Can Do About It

TechnologyModernizing the E-rate program is a viable way to address the growing technological gap in schools and ensure that all classrooms are equipped for the 21st century.

By Ulrich Boser and Chelsea Straus | Monday, February 10, 2014

In the Quest to Improve Schools, Have Teachers Been Stripped of Their Autonomy?

Teacher and student article icon Issue Brief Despite recent reforms, surveys indicate that teachers are largely satisfied with their jobs, which bodes well for initiatives aimed at providing teachers with the support and clear direction they need to improve the profession and educational outcomes.

By Ulrich Boser and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Interactive Map: Do Teachers Really Lack Autonomy and Freedom?

cursor icon Interactive Findings from a federal survey of teachers around the country show that teachers actually have significant control over their professional work.

By Ulrich Boser and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Size Matters: A Look at School-District Consolidation

School student book_alt2 icon Report States, districts, and policymakers need to think of better ways to support small, nonremote districts and recognize that an education system designed 200 years ago may no longer be the right system today.

By Ulrich Boser | Thursday, August 8, 2013

Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck?

Student uses ipad article icon Issue Brief A new CAP analysis shows that too often students use computers for basic skills.

By Ulrich Boser | Friday, June 14, 2013