The High Cost of Truancy
Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.
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.
5 Key Principles to Guide Consideration of any ESEA Title I Formula Change
Issue Brief Here are five principles to guide lawmakers as they take action to make Title I—a key funding source for school districts serving poor students—more fair, transparent, and impactful.
A Fresh Look at School Funding
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.
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.
Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement
Issue Brief Research suggests that school turnaround is possible in the presence of a concerted strategy and comprehensive, dramatic actions.
How We Can Build Upon No Child Left Behind’s Progress for Students With Disabilities in a Reauthorized ESEA
Issue Brief Educational outcomes for students with disabilities have significantly improved under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Comparable but Unequal
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.
Do More, Add More, Earn More
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.
Testing Overload in America’s Schools
Report States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests.
Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans
As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.