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Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income Students

A student walks across the lawnThe 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.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How Educators and Communities Can Reduce the Fear of Deportation Among Unauthorized Students and Families

Teacher of unaccompanied minorsTo 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.

by Kayla Lee | Monday, April 25, 2016

How Much Can High-Quality Universal Pre-K Reduce Achievement Gaps?

Two preschoolers play book_alt2 icon 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.

by Allison Friedman-Krauss, W. Steven Barnett, Milagros Nores | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Strategies to Improve Low-Performing Schools Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Common Core book_alt2 icon Report Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized impressive student achievement gains.

by Chelsea Straus and Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, March 2, 2016

4 Strategies for Districts to Successfully Implement Evidence-Based Practices

A teacher works with her students article icon Fact Sheet Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized student achievement gains in low-performing schools.

by Chelsea Straus and Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Examining Quality Across the Preschool-to-Third-Grade Continuum

Teacher works with kindergarten student. book_alt2 icon 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.

by Danielle Ewen and Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath | Thursday, January 28, 2016

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

The Hidden Value of Curriculum Reform

high school students at desks book_alt2 icon Report Curriculum reform presents a cost-effective means of improving student achievement.

by Ulrich Boser, Matthew M. Chingos, Chelsea Straus | Wednesday, October 14, 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

The High Cost of Truancy

School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters. book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 25, 2015