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.
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.
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.
Ensuring a quality education for America’s students during the COVID-19 pandemic will require a range of federal and state supports, as well as efforts to build a robust economy that works for everyone.
There are valid criticisms about the current structure of state standardized testing in schools; the solution is not to get rid of these assessments but rather to design them differently.
This analysis of testing in schools shows what the current debate gets wrong, and how educators and policymakers can create a future where assessments are a more effective part of the teaching and learning system.
Technology and artificial intelligence can vastly improve the types of assessments teachers use to guide students in their learning.
The Center for American Progress proposes a new grant program to address the working conditions that contribute to job dissatisfaction and high turnover among the nation’s K-12 teachers in order to increase equal access to highly qualified teachers.
The Education Department has an opportunity to reimagine the policymaking process by committing to incorporating student voice.
As K-12 districts and schools plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that providing social and emotional supports for educators is a key part of the conversation.