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.
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.
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.
The way that funds from Title II, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are currently used needs to change substantially.
Contrary to its name, the Student Success Act will have a negative effect on student achievement, particularly for our nation’s most disadvantaged students.
Report In order for teachers to turn out students who are college and career ready, we must give them the tools and support that will allow them to learn, improve, and do their jobs better even as we hold them accountable for their work.
Issue Brief While state support teams have proven to be effective in improving district and school leadership, they need to work more closely with teachers to impact student learning.