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A Look at the Education Crisis

book_alt2 icon Report While some schools and districts are making progress, student performance remains shockingly low.

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Lessons From State Performance on NAEP

book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report shows that standards-based reform helps low-income students.

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Investing in Educator Capacity

book_alt2 icon Report The Race to the Top program largely benefited educators, increased state capacity, redefined the role of state educational agencies, and generated unprecedented collaboration across states and districts.

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Smart, Skilled, and Striving

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.

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Invisible by Design

article icon 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.

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The Hidden Value of Curriculum Reform

book_alt2 icon Report Curriculum reform presents a cost-effective means of improving student achievement.

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Math Matters

book_alt2 icon Report Staying the course with Common Core-aligned math instruction will afford students not only greater understanding of conceptual mathematics, but also more opportunity in the job market.

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A Fresh Look at School Funding

article icon Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.

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Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement

article icon Issue Brief Research suggests that school turnaround is possible in the presence of a concerted strategy and comprehensive, dramatic actions.

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Do More, Add More, Earn More

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of how 10 school districts are redesigning teacher compensation systems so the teachers who make a bigger difference get a bigger paycheck.

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Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.

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