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Teacher Leadership

book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report highlights six districts that are using teacher leadership and labor-management collaboration to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards.

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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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How We Can Build Upon No Child Left Behind’s Progress for Students With Disabilities in a Reauthorized ESEA

article icon Issue Brief Educational outcomes for students with disabilities have significantly improved under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Comparable but Unequal

article icon Issue Brief Congress must address how current federal law masks education funding disparities between low- and higher-income students by fixing the so-called comparability loophole.

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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.

Sen. Lamar Alexander

Robin Hood in Reverse

article icon Issue Brief A new proposal to update the No Child Left Behind Act includes a provision that could substantially redistribute federal dollars away from the students who need them the most.

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How ESEA Title I, Part A, Funding Can Better Serve the Most Disadvantaged Students

article icon Issue Brief As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, it should seize the opportunity to improve the way it allocates Title I, Part A, dollars to serve students in settings of poverty.

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5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Students with Disabilities

article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for students with disabilities.

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5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Communities of Color

article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for communities of color.

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5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Teachers

article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores investments and supports for teachers.

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Testing Overload in America’s Schools

book_alt2 icon Report States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests.