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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

Access to Effective Teaching is the New Measure of Equity

middle school girl commentsThe ruling in Vergara v. California sparks strong reactions on both sides of the issue, but all can agree that great teaching matters.

by Jenny DeMonte and Kaitlin Pennington | Friday, June 27, 2014

The Promise of Education Information Systems

A person types on a keyboard book_alt2 icon Report By embracing big data and management technology, K-12 schools can raise student achievement and reduce costs.

by Nathan Levenson and Ulrich Boser | Thursday, June 26, 2014

The New Education CFO

CFO book_alt2 icon Report The strategic education chief financial officer can better address the growing complexity of operating school districts in a challenging fiscal environment, as well as the need to transform how K-12 education prepares today's students to succeed.

by Don Hovey and Ulrich Boser | Thursday, June 26, 2014

Roadmap for a Successful Transition to the Common Core in States and Districts

book_alt2 icon Report States and districts across the country are using promising and effective practices to implement the Common Core, but more work remains to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards.

by Carmel Martin, Max Marchitello, and Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Important Insights on College Choice and the Burden of Student-Loan Debt

Campus tour article icon Issue Brief Presenting standardized information about student-loan debt to students before they enroll may help them make college choices that minimize debt.

by Elizabeth Baylor and Olivia Murray | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cutting Red Tape

red tape book_alt2 icon Report State education leaders face real barriers—legal and cultural—to building state education agencies that can meet today’s education reform goals. However, there is more they can do within the current policy environment if they are willing to break out of old habits and explore new approaches.

by Robert Hanna, Jeffrey Morrow, and Marci Rozen | Friday, June 13, 2014