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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 & David A. Bergeron | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Valuing All Our Families

father and daughter book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

by Shawn Fremstad & Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 2015

State Disinvestment in Higher Education Has Led to an Explosion of Student-Loan Debt

Campus protest article icon 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.

by Elizabeth Baylor | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Students in class book_alt2 icon Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.

by Robert Lynch & Patrick Oakford | Monday, November 10, 2014

For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity

math homework article icon 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.

| Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Power of the Pygmalion Effect

student takes notes article icon Issue Brief New CAP research makes clear the importance of high teacher expectations for all students.

by Ulrich Boser, Megan Wilhelm, and Robert Hanna | Monday, October 6, 2014

The Cognitive Science Behind the Common Core

Common Core classroom book_alt2 icon Report The cognitive science that provides the basis for the Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning.

by Max Marchitello and Megan Wilhelm | Friday, September 26, 2014

Politics Threaten Efforts to Improve K-12 Education

Common Core debate article icon 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.

by Max Marchitello | Friday, September 26, 2014

The Middle-Class Squeeze

umbrellas book_alt2 icon 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.

by Jennifer Erickson | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Hidden Crisis

Johns Hopkins article icon 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.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez and Hannah Hussey | Friday, September 19, 2014

How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students

Student studying article icon 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.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes

Teacher in front of class article icon Issue Brief Low pay prevents talented and experienced teachers from living a middle-class life.

by Ulrich Boser and Chelsea Straus | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Parallel Lives, Different Outcomes

Ivan Silverberg teaches his American Studies class. article icon 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.

by Robert Hanna and Bo Morris III | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Educational Equity and Effectiveness: The Need for Fiscal Fairness and Fiscal Productivity

StudentsTo ensure successful outcomes for all students, our nation must do more to improve the fair and productive use of school dollars.

by Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got that Way

child school bus book_alt2 icon Report We need to address inequity in state aid to school districts in order to help fiscally disadvantaged districts reach a level playing field.​

by Bruce D. Baker | Wednesday, July 9, 2014