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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

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