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Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waivers

Children reading book_alt2 icon Report We examine ESEA flexibility plans for the degree to which states intend to use them to expand learning time in schools.

By Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Right to Read: Suing a State for Better Teaching

Fourth-grader readingRecognizing 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.

By Jenny DeMonte and Akash Patel | Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Guide to the Common Core State Standards

Amy Lawson, fifth-grade teacherThese 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.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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.

By the CAP Early Childhood Policy Team | Thursday, November 21, 2013

How Approaches to Stuck-in-the-Mud School Funding Hinder Improvement

article icon Issue Brief Ensuring the most bang for the education buck requires innovation and flexibility in school finance.

By Melissa Lazarín | Monday, November 18, 2013

Categorical Funds: The Intersection of School Finance and Governance

article icon 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.

By Joanna Smith, Hovanes Gasparian, Nicholas Perry, and Fatima Capinpin | Monday, November 18, 2013

Giving Every Student Access to Excellent Teachers

Classroom book_alt2 icon 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.

By Public Impact | Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class

OECDA 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.

By Michael Madowitz and Elizabeth Baylor | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The School-Readiness Gap and Preschool Benefits for Children of Color

French's Child Learning and Development Center article icon Issue Brief Laying the groundwork for America’s future success and broadly shared prosperity means investing in our growing communities of color today.

By Farah Ahmad and Katie Hamm | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Meeting Students Where They Are

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Rebecca Klein-Collins and Elizabeth Baylor | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Teacher Learning Through Assessment

book_alt2 icon Report Teacher involvement in the design, use, and scoring of performance assessments has the potential to powerfully link instruction, assessment, student learning, and teacher professional development.

By Linda Darling-Hammond and Beverly Falk | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Who’s Not Going Back to School?

Head Start article icon 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.

By Katie Hamm | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Size Matters: A Look at School-District Consolidation

School student book_alt2 icon 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.

By Ulrich Boser | Thursday, August 8, 2013

Expanded Learning Time Should Be Part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

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.

By Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 6, 2013