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Investing in Our Children

Preschoolers article icon 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.

By Cynthia G. Brown, Donna Cooper, Juliana Herman, Melissa Lazarín, Michael Linden, Sasha Post, and Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 7, 2013

Using Teacher Evaluation Reform and Professional Development to Support Common Core Assessments

Teacher at whiteboard book_alt2 icon 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.

By Peter Youngs | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Using Multiple Evaluation Measures to Improve Teacher Effectiveness

Rulers book_alt2 icon 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.

By Glenda L. Partee | Tuesday, December 18, 2012

College Net Price Calculators Should Improve Transparency on Data Collection

Prospective studentsStudents should not unknowingly be giving away optional information to potential vendors by simply attempting to estimate the price of attending college.

By Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Reforming Teacher Evaluation: One District’s Story

Teacher hanging out papers in class book_alt2 icon 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.

By Morgaen L. Donaldson and John P. Papay | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Teachers’ Perspectives on Evaluation Reform

Teacher handing out papers in class book_alt2 icon 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.

By Morgaen L. Donaldson | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Social Sector Innovation Funds

Teacher in classroom book_alt2 icon 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.

By Shivam Mallick Shah and Michele Jolin | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The State of Teacher Evaluation Reform

Teacher and students book_alt2 icon Report Developing new teacher-evaluation systems has been identified by scholars and policymakers alike as a crucial part of improving teacher quality and raising student academic performance across the country.

By Patrick McGuinn | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Teacher Absence as a Leading Indicator of Student Achievement

Teacher in classroom book_alt2 icon 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.

By Raegen Miller | Monday, November 5, 2012

10 Reasons Why We Need Diversity on College Campuses

Supporters of affirmative action policies in a protestIf 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.

By Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Book Examining Elite Public Schools Raises Equity Versus Excellence Concerns

Christine MillerStudents across the board are better served in an education system that seeks both excellence and equity.

By Kaitlin Pennington and Cynthia G. Brown | Friday, October 5, 2012

The Stealth Inequities of School Funding

Students leaving school book_alt2 icon Report School finance disparities continue to seriously undermine the mission of this country’s public schools.

By Bruce D. Baker and Sean P. Corcoran | Wednesday, September 19, 2012

With America’s Kids Heading Back to the Classroom, Are Schools up to the Challenge?

Parents and students shop for back-to-school suppliesThe Center for American Progress understands that to be competitive in the global economy America must make investment in education a national priority.

By Carl Chancellor | Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Using No Child Left Behind Waivers to Improve English Language Learner Education

An English language learner teacher interacts with her students article icon Issue Brief Theodora Chang discusses the benefits of No Child Left Behind waivers for English language learners and English as a second language teachers.

By Theodora Chang | Friday, August 31, 2012

Students of Color Still Receiving Unequal Education

Young black student raises his handA just-released Center of American Progress report sheds new light on the lingering vestiges of racial inequality in our schools, specifically on inequity in spending on students of color.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012