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Canada’s Approach to School Funding

book_alt2 icon Report This report looks at how our neighbor to the north, Canada—a country that has consistently preformed well on international tests—funds its schools.

By Juliana Herman | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

School Turnaround in Shanghai

book_alt2 icon Report In this report we discuss and closely examine Shanghai’s empowered-management program, an important education initiative that has markedly improved low-performing schools in Shanghai.

By Ben Jensen and Joanna Farmer | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers

article icon 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.

By Sarah Jane Glynn, Jane Farrell, and Nancy Wu | Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The United States Is Far Behind Other Countries on Pre-K

article icon 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.

By Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, and Scott O'Halloran | Thursday, May 2, 2013

Interactive Map: The United States Is Getting Beat on Preschool

map icon Map If we are to stay competitive in the global economy, we need to ensure all our children are ready for school.

By Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, and Scott O'Halloran | Thursday, May 2, 2013

Infographic: We’re Getting Beat on Preschool

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.

By Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, and Scott O'Halloran | Thursday, May 2, 2013

President Obama’s Budget Makes Historic Investments in Young Children

The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal calls for a bold new $75 billion investment in preschool.

By Melissa Lazarín and Sasha Post | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Interactive Map: The Preschool-Access Gap

cursor icon Interactive This interactive map shows the number of 3- and 4-year-olds left out of state-funded pre-K programs nationwide.

By Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, and Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Federal Investment Can Help Close the Preschool-Access Gap

Cheryl Schmidt and her preschool classToo few children in America attend preschool programs, but federal investment could bring up rates of enrollment in all states.

By Juliana Herman and Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

5 Ways No Child Left Behind Waivers Help State Education Reform

Flexibility from the No Child Left Behind Act provides states with important opportunities to increase the odds that their education reforms will succeed.

By Robert Hanna | Monday, April 8, 2013

Getting the Best People into the Toughest Jobs

Erin Gavin and students book_alt2 icon Report The aspirations of current education reforms can only be attained if the talent in our classrooms and school buildings is up to the task.

By Allan Odden | Thursday, April 4, 2013

Top 5 Things to Know About Mayoral Control of Schools

Noah ReyesSwitching 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.

By Juliana Herman | Friday, March 22, 2013

Mayoral Governance and Student Achievement

Teacher in classroom book_alt2 icon Report Mayoral governance integrates school-district accountability and the electoral process at the systemwide level, and leads to school improvement and increased student achievement.

By Kenneth K. Wong and Francis X. Shen | Friday, March 22, 2013

Sequestration Threatens to Further Exacerbate Educational Disparities in America

President Barack ObamaCongress 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.

By Juliana Herman and Kaitlin Pennington | Friday, February 22, 2013

The New College Scorecard Is a Much-Needed Improvement

CollegeThe new college scorecard released yesterday will better help American families identify which colleges or universities can fit their budgets and goals.

By Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, February 14, 2013