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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.

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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 Draft Education Bill Fails Parents

article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill reduces parent access to information about their children’s progress.

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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.

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Despite Reports to the Contrary, New Teachers Are Staying in Their Jobs Longer

A new CAP study calls into question the idea that up to half of beginning teachers leave the profession by their fifth year. In fact, 70 percent of new teachers stay longer than five years.

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The Case for a Two-Generation Approach for Educating English Language Learners

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers must support strategies for English language instruction that consider the needs of immigrant adults and children together in order to ensure families achieve greater economic and academic success and the ability to fully participate in society.

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