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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

Teacher Leadership

Teacher training book_alt2 icon Report A new CAP report highlights six districts that are using teacher leadership and labor-management collaboration to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards.

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

How We Can Build Upon No Child Left Behind’s Progress for Students With Disabilities in a Reauthorized ESEA

Money-counting exercise article icon Issue Brief Educational outcomes for students with disabilities have significantly improved under the No Child Left Behind Act.

by Chelsea Straus | Thursday, April 2, 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

Comparable but Unequal

student with laptop article icon Issue Brief Congress must address how current federal law masks education funding disparities between low- and higher-income students by fixing the so-called comparability loophole.

by Robert Hanna, Max Marchitello, Catherine Brown | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Robin Hood in Reverse

Sen. Lamar Alexander article icon Issue Brief A new proposal to update the No Child Left Behind Act includes a provision that could substantially redistribute federal dollars away from the students who need them the most.

by Max Marchitello and Robert Hanna | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Students with Disabilities

special education class article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for students with disabilities.

| Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Communities of Color

children color article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores opportunity to improve U.S. school systems for communities of color.

| Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Draft Education Bill Fails Parents

high school student leaves for school article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill reduces parent access to information about their children’s progress.

| Monday, February 2, 2015

5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander’s Education Bill Fails Teachers

teacher in classroom article icon Fact Sheet As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, proposed bill ignores investments and supports for teachers.

| Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How ESEA Title I, Part A, Funding Can Better Serve the Most Disadvantaged Students

fifth grade student article icon Issue Brief As Congress debates No Child Left Behind, it should seize the opportunity to improve the way it allocates Title I, Part A, dollars to serve students in settings of poverty.

by Robert Hanna | Monday, January 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

Despite Reports to the Contrary, New Teachers Are Staying in Their Jobs Longer

TeacherA new CAP study calls into question the idea that up to half of beginning teachers leave the profession by their fifth year. In fact, 70 percent of new teachers stay longer than five years.

by Robert Hanna and Kaitlin Pennington | Thursday, January 8, 2015