America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got that Way
Report We need to address inequity in state aid to school districts in order to help fiscally disadvantaged districts reach a level playing field.
Parallel Lives, Different Outcomes
Issue Brief Some school districts are more productive than others, but district leaders might have little control over spending their funds in ways that can improve outcomes.
Educational Equity and Effectiveness: The Need for Fiscal Fairness and Fiscal Productivity
To ensure successful outcomes for all students, our nation must do more to improve the fair and productive use of school dollars.
Professional Support for Principals Is Essential for Strong Teacher-Evaluation Systems
New data show that 95 percent of principals believe they have a major influence on teacher evaluation, yet they do not receive the professional support they need to take on new responsibilities related to teacher evaluation.
The Changing Role of the Principal
Report A series of case studies sheds light on the changing landscape of school leadership and principal professional development.
Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools
Report Through targeted reform efforts, states, districts, and school leaders—as well as policymakers and communities of color—can improve the retention rates and effectiveness of teachers of color.
Access to Effective Teaching is the New Measure of Equity
The ruling in Vergara v. California sparks strong reactions on both sides of the issue, but all can agree that great teaching matters.
The New Education CFO
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.
The Promise of Education Information Systems
Report By embracing big data and management technology, K-12 schools can raise student achievement and reduce costs.
Roadmap for a Successful Transition to the Common Core in States and Districts
Report States and districts across the country are using promising and effective practices to implement the Common Core, but more work remains to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards.
The Middle-Class Squeeze
Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.