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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

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

Return on Educational Investment: 2014

Pencils rest on a dollar bill book_alt2 icon Report A look at school district bang for the buck.

by Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Professional Support for Principals Is Essential for Strong Teacher-Evaluation Systems

New data show that 95 percent of principals believe they have a major influence on teacher evaluation, yet they do not receive the professional support they need to take on new responsibilities related to teacher evaluation.

by Jenny DeMonte and Kaitlin Pennington | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Changing Role of the Principal

Principal book_alt2 icon Report A series of case studies sheds light on the changing landscape of school leadership and principal professional development.

by Lee Alvoid and Watt Lesley Black Jr. | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools

Fourth grade teacher Chevonne Dixon teaches class book_alt2 icon Report Through targeted reform efforts, states, districts, and school leaders—as well as policymakers and communities of color—can improve the retention rates and effectiveness of teachers of color.

by Glenda L. Partee | Saturday, June 28, 2014