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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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Next-Generation Accountability Systems

book_alt2 icon Report States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.

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Linked Learning

book_alt2 icon Report Linked Learning offers a promising systemic approach to high school reform that is designed to address challenges facing underserved students who have been ill prepared for college and career.

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The Power of the Pygmalion Effect

article icon Issue Brief New CAP research makes clear the importance of high teacher expectations for all students.

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Politics Threaten Efforts to Improve K-12 Education

article icon Issue Brief Over the past year, the Common Core State Standards have become increasingly contentious. But research shows support for the Common Core’s principles remains high.

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Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment

book_alt2 icon Report A modern student-loan repayment system should promote affordable repayment and eliminate default by using the tax system to automatically enroll students in a single, simple repayment plan that suits them financially.

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