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Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’

cursor icon Interactive Learn about next-generation school accountability systems and explore which indicators states currently use to hold schools accountable. This report is designed to help states as they build new systems to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to consider a broader range of measures for student and school success.

by Carmel Martin, Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel | Thursday, May 19, 2016

Making the Grade

Rulers on map book_alt2 icon Report State accountability systems vary in complexity, and while the majority of states have surpassed the requirements of No Child Left Behind, nearly all states will need to make adjustments to comply fully with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

by Carmel Martin, Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel | Thursday, May 19, 2016

Secret legacy of Secretary Duncan

Carmel Martin discusses three key ways that Secretary Arne Duncan transformed the U.S. Department of Education into a supportive partner for states and an engine of innovation.

by Carmel Martin | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It’s Time to Put Child Care and Pre-K Within Reach

Author Carmel Martin discusses CAP's WithinReach campaign, which focuses on why high-quality child care and pre-K for low- and middle-class families must be added to the 2016 national debate.

by Carmel Martin | Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Leaving Behind No Child Left Behind

Authors Carmel Martin and Scott Sargrad argue that while the Every Student Succeeds Act is not perfect, it moves beyond the No Child Left Behind Act toward strengthening the nation's schools and helping all children succeed.

by Carmel Martin and Scott Sargrad | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Smart, Skilled, and Striving

Teacher and students in classroom book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report outlines a vision for how to elevate and modernize the teaching profession so that every student is taught by great teachers.

by Carmel Martin, Lisette Partelow, Catherine Brown | Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Restoring the Balance

Supreme Court book_alt2 icon Report One year after Hobby Lobby, state legislators, organizations, and for-profit corporations are using religious liberty to infringe on the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people.

by Carolyn Davis, Laura E. Durso, Carmel Martin | Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Credit for Serving

service learning book_alt2 icon Report National service provides significant benefits for both students and communities, and colleges must do more to make these opportunities available for college credit to all students.

by Carmel Martin, Ben Miller, Shiv Rawal, Phoebe Sweet | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Real Progress

Author Carmel Martin highlights evidence showing that School Improvement Grants work in low-performance schools and argues that Congress should continue to fund education programs that are proven to shrink education gaps in the United States.

by Carmel Martin | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A New Vision for Child Care in the United States

Young students book_alt2 icon Report Many families struggle to afford high-quality child care. By creating a new High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit, we can help families work and prepare children for school.

by Katie Hamm and Carmel Martin | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

There's No Revolt Against Common Core

Carmel Martin writes about what polling data actually reveals about opinions on the Common Core.

by Carmel Martin | Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fixing Sequestration and Improving the Budget Process

Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the House Budget Committee for its hearing on the first principles of congressional budgeting.

by Carmel Martin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

School Is Never Out for Teachers

Author Carmel Martin discusses the myths surrounding teachers' summer breaks.

by Carmel Martin | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Guía Para Una Transición Exitosa Al ‘Common Core’ En Estados y Distritos

Los Estándares Académicos Estatales, o Common Core State Standards, que ya han sido adoptados por más de 40 estados, son una de las reformas más importantes para el sistema de educación pública en los Estados Unidos de las últimas décadas. Los estándares mejorarán la calidad de educación, creando una hoja de ruta hacia el conocimiento y las destrezas que les hacen falta a los estudiantes de hoy para que logren éxito en el siglo XXI.

by Carmel Martin, Max Marchitello, Melissa Lazarín | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All

Penn State campus article icon Issue Brief The United States is less prepared than its competitor nations to meet the demands of the global economy. To address the current and growing skills gap, it is time to ensure that no one will have to worry about where to get the money to enroll in a public college in the United States.

by David A. Bergeron and Carmel Martin | Thursday, February 19, 2015