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.
A Guide to the Common Core State Standards
These fact sheets on states implementing the Common Core document the current state of student achievement, demonstrate the imperative on why higher standards are important, and offer a side-by-side comparison on how the Common Core State Standards will raise student achievement.
Infographic: The School-Readiness Gap
This infographic details some of the ways that high-quality preschool can help low-income children as they get ready to enter school.
Categorical Funds: The Intersection of School Finance and Governance
Issue Brief While the use of categorical funding has its supporters and detractors, ensuring flexibility and innovation when it comes to school finance is key.
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.
Common Core Implementation Best Practices
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, testifies before the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel.