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The High Cost of Truancy

School desks block a street in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters. book_alt2 icon Report Chronic truancy has short-term consequences for students but can have long-lasting effects for individuals, families, and communities.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Tiffany D. Miller | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Math Matters

Student working on math problems book_alt2 icon Report Staying the course with Common Core-aligned math instruction will afford students not only greater understanding of conceptual mathematics, but also more opportunity in the job market.

by Max Marchitello and Catherine Brown | Thursday, August 13, 2015

5 Key Principles to Guide Consideration of any ESEA Title I Formula Change

classroom article icon Issue Brief Here are five principles to guide lawmakers as they take action to make Title I—a key funding source for school districts serving poor students—more fair, transparent, and impactful.

by Ulrich Boser and Catherine Brown | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid Reform

graduationAllowing 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.

by Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Fresh Look at School Funding

elementary students Baltimore article icon Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.

by the CAP Education Policy Team | Monday, May 18, 2015

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

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

Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement

principal public elementary school article icon Issue Brief Research suggests that school turnaround is possible in the presence of a concerted strategy and comprehensive, dramatic actions.

by Tiffany D. Miller and Catherine Brown | 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

Do More, Add More, Earn More

An aspiring principal walks through the halls. book_alt2 icon Report An examination of how 10 school districts are redesigning teacher compensation systems so the teachers who make a bigger difference get a bigger paycheck.

by Karen Hawley Miles, Kaitlin Pennington, David Bloom | Tuesday, February 17, 2015