Report To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carmel Martin writes about what polling data actually reveals about opinions on the Common Core.
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.
Author Carmel Martin discusses the myths surrounding teachers' summer breaks.
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.