Issue Brief Early childhood education cultivates a future workforce, secures long-term economic competitiveness, and develops our nation’s future leaders. Universal high-quality pre-K and child care will also help families across America that are struggling with costly child care bills, missing work to provide care, or sending their children to low-quality care centers.
Issue Brief Increased investments in high-quality preschool education for all children, regardless of income, will put us more in line with the rest of the world and ensure school readiness for our most at-risk children.
Map If we are to stay competitive in the global economy, we need to ensure all our children are ready for school.
Early education in the United States seriously lags behind programs in other nations. The United States must increase investment in early education to improve the accessibility and quality of our preschools.
The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal calls for a bold new $75 billion investment in preschool.
Too few children in America attend preschool programs, but federal investment could bring up rates of enrollment in all states.
Flexibility from the No Child Left Behind Act provides states with important opportunities to increase the odds that their education reforms will succeed.
Switching to a mayor-led school system can provide a huge boost in student achievement, and cities across the country are experimenting with this new method of district control.
Report Mayoral governance integrates school-district accountability and the electoral process at the systemwide level, and leads to school improvement and increased student achievement.
Congress must act before the March 1 deadline so that our most disadvantaged children do not lose access to vital education programs and services that are already inequitable at current funding levels.
The new college scorecard released yesterday will better help American families identify which colleges or universities can fit their budgets and goals.
To get the very best from teachers and school leaders, we need to develop high-quality assistance and processes to ensure the continuous improvement of all educators.