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.
Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.
Issue Brief To address states’ devastating budget cuts to public colleges ushered in by the Great Recession, the Center for American Progress proposes a new funding mechanism to improve college affordability and decrease student reliance on federal loans.
Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.
Fact Sheet The Common Core State Standards represent an important step toward closing achievement gaps and opening the door to higher-paying science, technology, engineering, and math jobs for millions of low-income girls and girls of color.
Report The cognitive science that provides the basis for the Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning.
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.
Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.
Issue Brief The national movement surrounding the crisis of sexual assaults on college campuses is encouraging, but it cannot fully address the problem without including LGBT students.
Issue Brief Several colleges and universities have greater success than others graduating students of color and low-income students, as well as closing gaps across demographics, which offers a promising model for other higher-education institutions.
Issue Brief Low pay prevents talented and experienced teachers from living a middle-class life.
Issue Brief Some school districts are more productive than others, but district leaders might have little control over spending their funds in ways that can improve outcomes.
To ensure successful outcomes for all students, our nation must do more to improve the fair and productive use of school dollars.
Report We need to address inequity in state aid to school districts in order to help fiscally disadvantaged districts reach a level playing field.