Smart, Skilled, and Striving
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.
Invisible by Design
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.
The Hidden Value of Curriculum Reform
Report Curriculum reform presents a cost-effective means of improving student achievement.
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.
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.
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.
Examining Quality Across the Preschool-to-Third-Grade Continuum
Report High-quality early childhood and elementary education form an important foundation for young children to be successful throughout school, but evidence suggests that children lack consistent access between preschool and third grade.