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The Case for a Two-Generation Approach for Educating English Language Learners

A mother reads with her children book_alt2 icon 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.

by Tracey Ross | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid

College campus book_alt2 icon Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.

by David A. Bergeron and Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teacher Leadership: The Pathway to Common Core Success

teacher observes Common Core classroom play_alt icon Video Several school districts throughout the country are empowering teachers to lead the way to successful implementation of the Common Core.

by Andrew Satter, Andrew Amore, Kaitlin Pennington, Nichole M. Hoeflich | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Undocumented Students Deserve Greater Access to Higher Education

President Barack Obama gestures during a speech.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.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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 and 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 and 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 and 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

Next-Generation Accountability Systems

Teacher in class book_alt2 icon Report States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.

by Center for American Progress and The Council of Chief State School Officers | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Linked Learning

classroom book_alt2 icon Report Linked Learning offers a promising systemic approach to high school reform that is designed to address challenges facing underserved students who have been ill prepared for college and career.

by Monica R. Almond and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, October 7, 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