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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

Interactive Map: How Much Are Students Learning?

cursor icon Interactive Map from Ulrich Boser and Lindsay Rosenthal examines survey data on how much students are being challenged in the classroom.

By Ulrich Boser and Lindsay Rosenthal | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Do Schools Challenge Our Students?

book_alt2 icon Report Ulrich Boser and Lindsay Rosenthal explain why we need to find new and better ways to provide students with the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed.

By Ulrich Boser and Lindsay Rosenthal | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Race to the Top: What Have We Learned from the States So Far?

book_alt2 icon Report Ulrich Boser digs into Race to the Top and gets a better sense of what exactly is happening within the states that won the grants.

By Ulrich Boser | Monday, March 26, 2012

GOP Can Learn from the Gipper on Education

Ronald Reagan did not believe that Washington could do much to solve our nation’s most pressing social problems. Except, it seems, when it came to education. The Great Gipper was among the first to understand the scope of our nation’s education crisis, and his administration pushed for the federal government to take a bigger role […]

By Ulrich Boser | Thursday, February 2, 2012

Teacher Diversity Matters

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers must show the necessary leadership and answer the call for an effective and diverse teacher workforce, writes Ulrich Boser.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Phantom Menace

Ulrich Boser and Diana Epstein dismantle a report from the Fordham Institute alleging that school accountability systems might be dumbing down our best and brightest.

By Ulrich Boser and Diana Epstein | Friday, October 14, 2011

A Way Forward

book_alt2 icon Report CAP's Education Team outlines how Congress should move forward with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

By Jeremy Ayers, Cynthia G. Brown, Ulrich Boser, Raegen Miller, and Theodora Chang | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Advancing Teacher and Principal Effectiveness

book_alt2 icon Report Ulrich Boser and Robin Chait give four recommendations on how to improve teacher and principal effectiveness.

By Ulrich Boser and Robin Chait | Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Return on Educational Investment

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Ulrich Boser presents findings from a yearlong study of the efficiency of the nation’s public education system.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Truth About Performance Pay for Teachers

Robin Chait and Ulrich Boser explain why reforming the way teachers are paid signals to teachers that their performance matters.

By Robin Chait and Ulrich Boser | Tuesday, October 5, 2010