Report The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.
The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.
To ensure a safe learning environment, educators need to take action to support unauthorized students and students living in mixed-status families by discouraging the presence of ICE officers on school grounds and upholding the spirit of Plyler v. Doe.
Report Achievement gaps based on race/ethnicity and income start early and persist over time. A national high-quality universal pre-K program could help ensure that all children start kindergarten on equal footing.
Report Massachusetts presents a novel approach that highly values evaluator judgment and uses test scores only as a check on the system.
Report Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized impressive student achievement gains.
Fact Sheet Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized student achievement gains in low-performing schools.
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.
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.
Report A new CAP report shows that standards-based reform helps low-income students.
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.
Report The Race to the Top program largely benefited educators, increased state capacity, redefined the role of state educational agencies, and generated unprecedented collaboration across states and districts.
As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.
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.