Allowing 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.
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.
Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.
Video Several school districts throughout the country are empowering teachers to lead the way to successful implementation of the Common Core.
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.
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 States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.
Issue Brief New CAP research makes clear the importance of high teacher expectations for all students.
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.