The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.
Sequestration has had a devastating impact on the child care subsidy system, which has the potential to benefit both children and parents.
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.
Report For more than 100 years, postsecondary education has been designed around the credit hour. An alternative approach is competency-based education, which makes student learning—not time—the focus.
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.
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.
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.
The way that funds from Title II, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are currently used needs to change substantially.
Contrary to its name, the Student Success Act will have a negative effect on student achievement, particularly for our nation’s most disadvantaged students.
Report In order for teachers to turn out students who are college and career ready, we must give them the tools and support that will allow them to learn, improve, and do their jobs better even as we hold them accountable for their work.
Issue Brief While state support teams have proven to be effective in improving district and school leadership, they need to work more closely with teachers to impact student learning.
Report States such as North Carolina must create the conditions that allow districts to support routines for improving student learning in their schools.
The benefits of preschool are too significant and numerous to ignore. America’s hope for a bright and vibrant future depends on investing in the education of its youngest population today.