CAP has identified a series of proposals, including a grant program that would increase recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators in schools with the highest teacher turnover, helping ensure equitable access to great teaching in school districts across the country.
CAP has advocated for investments in higher education, including better supporting community college and part-time students, boosting the Pell Grant for low-income students, investing in minority-serving institutions, and recognizing the importance of robust student advising and wraparound supports.
The Center for American Progress is conducting new research that uplifts the lived experiences in public education of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This research will advance CAP’s ongoing work to apply an explicit racial equity lens to K-12 education policymaking.
Long-term investments in a new birth-to-five early learning system will be critical to a strong economic recovery.
Community members highlight the importance of community involvement in school spending decisions and ways for schools to increase this engagement.
Rasheed Malik writes about the importance of including child care and universal prekindergarten in Build Back Better.
A review of the common failures of contracts between management companies and the charter schools they oversee suggests some changes could help protect both students and taxpayer money.
These state fact sheets provide data on access to affordable child care for families, compensation for child care providers, and economic benefits of increased public investment in early learning.
Increased federal investments offer an opportunity to expand equitable access to quality child care for all children and families.
Students returning home from juvenile detention centers deserve support to reintegrate into their communities, especially during the pandemic.
The Build Back Better Act ensures child care assistance for 16 times as many young children as under current law, and in some states, it would help state child care agencies reach more than 25 times as many children and their families.
Educators, students, and family members discuss the important investments they would make to improve the educational experience if they had additional education funding.