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America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color

classroom book_alt2 icon Report Improvements along the educator pipeline and in teacher training programs will help diversify the United States’ teachers and consequently bolster the academic performance of children from all racial backgrounds.

By Farah Ahmad and Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

Common Core State Standards Assessments

common core, education book_alt2 icon Report Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the forthcoming tests from two nonprofit state assessment consortia—the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—have the potential to improve student mastery.

By Morgan S. Polikoff | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Looking at the Best Teachers and Who They Teach

Student achievement article icon Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.

By Jenny DeMonte and Robert Hanna | Friday, April 11, 2014

Attaining Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers in Public Schools

Teacher helps student book_alt2 icon Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.

By Glenda L. Partee | Friday, April 11, 2014

Conservative Politicians are Lashing Out at Courts that Order Equal Funding for Education

Derek Schmidt article icon 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.

By Billy Corriher | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Teachers Unions and Management Partnerships

Teacher and students book_alt2 icon Report Union-management partnerships across the country are finding solutions to gaps in student achievement and pushing innovative reforms in our nation’s schools.

By Saul A. Rubinstein and John E. McCarthy | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Four Years Later, Are Race to the Top States on Track?

AP class article icon 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.

By Tiffany D. Miller and Robert Hanna | Monday, March 24, 2014

New York City’s Children First

New York City students book_alt2 icon 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.

By Maureen Kelleher | Friday, March 21, 2014

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.

By Carmel Martin | Friday, February 28, 2014

Why Too Many Schools Live in an Analog World—and What We Can Do About It

TechnologyModernizing 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.

By Ulrich Boser and Chelsea Straus | Monday, February 10, 2014

Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave

The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation

Teacher and student high five book_alt2 icon 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.

By David A. Farbman, David J. Goldberg, and Tiffany D. Miller | Friday, January 31, 2014

In the Quest to Improve Schools, Have Teachers Been Stripped of Their Autonomy?

Teacher and student article icon 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.

By Ulrich Boser and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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.

By Kaitlin Pennington and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Interactive Map: Do Teachers Really Lack Autonomy and Freedom?

cursor icon Interactive Findings from a federal survey of teachers around the country show that teachers actually have significant control over their professional work.

By Ulrich Boser and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014