How Approaches to Stuck-in-the-Mud School Funding Hinder Improvement
Issue Brief Ensuring the most bang for the education buck requires innovation and flexibility in school finance.
Giving Every Student Access to Excellent Teachers
Report Reaching more children with the best teachers, within budget, is not only possible; it is also essential for ensuring a strong economic future for our nation.
The School-Readiness Gap and Preschool Benefits for Children of Color
Issue Brief Laying the groundwork for America’s future success and broadly shared prosperity means investing in our growing communities of color today.
Teacher Learning Through Assessment
Report Teacher involvement in the design, use, and scoring of performance assessments has the potential to powerfully link instruction, assessment, student learning, and teacher professional development.
Who’s Not Going Back to School?
Issue Brief Sequestration cuts to Head Start and other programs hurt America’s economy and American workers in the short term, and America’s global competitiveness and American children’s futures in the long term.
Size Matters: A Look at School-District Consolidation
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.
Expanded Learning Time Should Be Part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program
Including expanded learning time in the 21st Century Community Learning Center program is a good policy move that will improve education for many children nationwide.
Ensuring Title II, Part A Funds Are Used for Student-Achievement Gains
The way that funds from Title II, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are currently used needs to change substantially.
The Student Success Act Is the Wrong Way Forward
Contrary to its name, the Student Success Act will have a negative effect on student achievement, particularly for our nation’s most disadvantaged students.
Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class
A new OECD report provides a strong and clear call to protect America’s global standing through investments in education because boosting the basic skill level of Americans will improve their employability in the global economy, thus strengthening the middle class.