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Examining Teacher Effectiveness Between Preschool and Third Grade

A preschool teacher works with students. book_alt2 icon Report Teachers play a crucial role in fostering children’s success in school. Policymakers must consider ways to support and prepare high-quality teachers while aligning expectation and opportunities for teachers between preschool and third grade.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Rebecca Ullrich | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Different Way of Doing Business

Pre-K students article icon Issue Brief States and districts across the country are making an effort to align policy and practice from pre-kindergarten to third grade, with the hope of closing achievement gaps and ensuring success for all children.

by Rebecca Ullrich and Maryam Adamu | Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Creating Effective Transitions

kindergarten student article icon Issue Brief As the need for program alignment between preschool and kindergarten becomes more of a priority, federal, state, and local policymakers can look to Head Start’s current transition partnerships as a guide.

by Yvette Sanchez Fuentes and Jessica Troe | Monday, December 21, 2015

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

Bre'Ana Henderson, 17, left, speaks in a classroom in Los Angeles.As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.

by Jamal Hagler | Friday, November 20, 2015

Fostering School Success with Standards for Nonacademic Skills

Children book_alt2 icon Report States around the country are establishing continuity across the standards that scaffold a child’s early learning experience and K-12 school career, which could improve school readiness and set more children on the path to academic success.

by Danielle Ewen and LeighAnn M. Smith | Friday, October 30, 2015

Returning Home to an Odd Mixture of Progress and Retreat

Charlotte busingOnce the pride of the nation for successful desegregation efforts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has slipped back into separate and unequal status.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Why LGBT Students Can Still Face Discrimination at School

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT students can still face discrimination in education.

by Hannah Hussey and Sarah McBride | Monday, August 31, 2015

5 Key Principles to Guide Consideration of any ESEA Title I Formula Change

classroom article icon 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.

by Ulrich Boser and Catherine Brown | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid Reform

graduationAllowing students and families to use prior-prior year income data on the FAFSA could work as an intermediate step toward CAP’s proposed early guarantee of financial aid and would improve the application process for millions of students.

by Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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

A mother reads with her children 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.

by Tracey Ross | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid

College campus book_alt2 icon Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.

by David A. Bergeron and Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teacher Leadership: The Pathway to Common Core Success

teacher observes Common Core classroom play_alt icon Video Several school districts throughout the country are empowering teachers to lead the way to successful implementation of the Common Core.

by Andrew Satter, Andrew Amore, Kaitlin Pennington, Nichole M. Hoeflich | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

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

by Chelsea Straus | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Undocumented Students Deserve Greater Access to Higher Education

President Barack Obama gestures during a speech.To help all Americans, affordable college proposals meant to expand access to higher education need to consider and eliminate the significant obstacles that undocumented students face.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment

Stanford tower 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.

by Elizabeth Baylor and David A. Bergeron | Thursday, March 26, 2015