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.
Issue Brief As we continue to combat rising economic inequality, high-quality early childhood investments will help all children realize their full potential and provide enormous long-term benefits to society.
Report New approaches to teacher evaluation, combined with comprehensive professional development for teachers and school leaders and changes in the organization and capacities of school districts, can support the types of teacher knowledge acquisition and changes in instructional practices called for by the Common Core Standards and assessments.
Report A look at the multiple measures and multiple methods used in new teacher evaluation systems, including the weighting of these measures, to determine a composite score of teacher effectiveness.
Students should not unknowingly be giving away optional information to potential vendors by simply attempting to estimate the price of attending college.
Report Stakeholders’ favorable views of a new teacher-evaluation program thus far suggest that the reform may be gaining traction in the district and that it could improve key outcomes for students.
Report Small-scale study seeks to provide evidence to inform the debate among policymakers on how teacher evaluation should be changed to yield the greatest impact.
Report Innovation funds can be a useful tool to help the federal government find and direct public dollars toward what works, when they are designed and implemented appropriately.
Report The discussions required to reduce teacher absence and claw back associated learning loss require sensitivity to the needs of teachers, the scarcity of resources, and the urgency of improving achievement overall and closing achievement gaps.
If the Supreme Court decides against the use of race in college admissions, it will erase many years of progress for campuses trying to be more diverse and inclusive.
Students across the board are better served in an education system that seeks both excellence and equity.
Report School finance disparities continue to seriously undermine the mission of this country’s public schools.
The Center for American Progress understands that to be competitive in the global economy America must make investment in education a national priority.
Issue Brief Theodora Chang discusses the benefits of No Child Left Behind waivers for English language learners and English as a second language teachers.