Report We examine ESEA flexibility plans for the degree to which states intend to use them to expand learning time in schools.
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.
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.
This infographic details some of the ways that high-quality preschool can help low-income children as they get ready to enter school.
Issue Brief Ensuring the most bang for the education buck requires innovation and flexibility in school finance.
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.
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.
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.
Issue Brief Laying the groundwork for America’s future success and broadly shared prosperity means investing in our growing communities of color today.
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.