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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

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

Testing Overload in America’s Schools

student book_alt2 icon Report States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests.

by Melissa Lazarín | Thursday, October 16, 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 the 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, Robert Hanna | Monday, October 6, 2014