Issue Brief Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.
Issue Brief Congress must address how current federal law masks education funding disparities between low- and higher-income students by fixing the so-called comparability loophole.
Issue Brief As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, it should seize the opportunity to improve the way it allocates Title I, Part A, dollars to serve students in settings of poverty.
A new CAP study calls into question the idea that up to half of beginning teachers leave the profession by their fifth year. In fact, 70 percent of new teachers stay longer than five years.
Issue Brief Some school districts are more productive than others, but district leaders might have little control over spending their funds in ways that can improve outcomes.
Robert Hanna writes on the ways in which SEAs work within the current education governance system.
Report State education leaders face real barriers—legal and cultural—to building state education agencies that can meet today’s education reform goals. However, there is more they can do within the current policy environment if they are willing to break out of old habits and explore new approaches.
Report States typically keep federal education funds in silos—separating staff into different offices for each federal fund. But as Texas illustrates, state education leaders can do much more to build collaborative agencies and meet comprehensive education reform goals.
Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.
Issue Brief Race to the Top states have demonstrated strong progress since the beginning of the program, but this is hard work and many have a good deal of work ahead to meet their Race to the Top commitments.
Issue Brief Despite recent reforms, surveys indicate that teachers are largely satisfied with their jobs, which bodes well for initiatives aimed at providing teachers with the support and clear direction they need to improve the profession and educational outcomes.
A large majority of new teachers have stayed in their profession during a period of dramatic education reforms that critics claimed would drive them away.