Four Years Later, Are Race to the Top States on Track?
Issue Brief Race to the Top states have demonstrated strong progress since the beginning of the program, but this is hard work and many have a good deal of work ahead to meet their Race to the Top commitments.
New York City’s Children First
Report New York City's massive school reform produced significant change beyond the city's own schools and helped set a national agenda for reforming education.
Why Too Many Schools Live in an Analog World—and What We Can Do About It
Modernizing 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.
Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation
Report Schools that are redesigned with significantly more time for both student learning and teacher development and collaboration will be better prepared to meet the challenges of Common Core implementation.
Teachers Stay in the Profession During Obama-Era Policies
A large majority of new teachers have stayed in their profession during a period of dramatic education reforms that critics claimed would drive them away.
In the Quest to Improve Schools, Have Teachers Been Stripped of Their Autonomy?
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.
Interactive Map: Do Teachers Really Lack Autonomy and Freedom?
Interactive Findings from a federal survey of teachers around the country show that teachers actually have significant control over their professional work.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waivers
Report We examine ESEA flexibility plans for the degree to which states intend to use them to expand learning time in schools.
Interactive Map: Are States Using Flexibility Waivers to Expand Learning Time in Schools?
Interactive See how the state plans for ESEA flexibility waivers compare.
The Right to Read: Suing a State for Better Teaching
Recognizing that the ability to read by the third grade is a critical milestone, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit against a Michigan school district for failing to teach students to read at grade level.
Conservative Politicians are Lashing Out at Courts that Order Equal Funding for Education
Issue Brief When judges rule in favor of students seeking a better education, they risk incurring the wrath of conservative legislators with an austerity agenda.