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Fostering School Success with Standards for Nonacademic Skills

Children book_alt2 icon Report States around the country are establishing continuity across the standards that scaffold a child’s early learning experience and K-12 school career, which could improve school readiness and set more children on the path to academic success.

by Danielle Ewen and LeighAnn M. Smith | Friday, October 30, 2015

Invisible by Design

High school students article icon Issue Brief Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.

by Scott Sargrad, Max Marchitello, Robert Hanna | Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Hidden Value of Curriculum Reform

high school students at desks book_alt2 icon Report Curriculum reform presents a cost-effective means of improving student achievement.

by Ulrich Boser, Matthew M. Chingos, Chelsea Straus | Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Returning Home to an Odd Mixture of Progress and Retreat

Charlotte busingOnce the pride of the nation for successful desegregation efforts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has slipped back into separate and unequal status.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Why LGBT Students Can Still Face Discrimination at School

play_alt icon Video Learn more about why LGBT students can still face discrimination in education.

by Hannah Hussey and Sarah McBride | Monday, August 31, 2015

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