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The Common Core Is an Opportunity for Education Equity

A teacher teaches a Spanish class in South Los Angeles article icon Issue Brief Across the country, low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities often do not receive the same high-quality education as their peers. The Common Core State Standards take the first step toward ensuring education equity.

| Monday, May 19, 2014

Better Serving the Children of Our Servicemen and Women

First Lt. Jason Felker holds his son at a welcome home ceremony article icon Issue Brief The Common Core State Standards will provide military-connected children—who often change schools frequently as their parents move from duty station to duty station—with more consistent and high-quality education.

| Monday, May 12, 2014

ESEA Waivers and Teacher-Evaluation Plans

Teacher book_alt2 icon Report According to ESEA waivers, many states allow school districts’ discretion in the design and implementation of teacher-evaluation systems. State departments of education are new approaches to hold districts accountable for their evaluation plans.

by Kaitlin Pennington | Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Teacher Diversity Revisited

Teacher article icon Issue Brief A new study reveals that the diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce is not keeping pace with the nation’s rapidly changing demographics.

by Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color

classroom book_alt2 icon Report Improvements along the educator pipeline and in teacher training programs will help diversify the United States’ teachers and consequently bolster the academic performance of children from all racial backgrounds.

by Farah Z. Ahmad and Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

Common Core State Standards Assessments

common core, education book_alt2 icon Report Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the forthcoming tests from two nonprofit state assessment consortia—the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—have the potential to improve student mastery.

by Morgan S. Polikoff | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Looking at the Best Teachers and Who They Teach

Student achievement article icon Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.

by Jenny DeMonte and Robert Hanna | Friday, April 11, 2014

Attaining Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers in Public Schools

Teacher helps student book_alt2 icon Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.

by Glenda L. Partee | Friday, April 11, 2014

Conservative Politicians are Lashing Out at Courts that Order Equal Funding for Education

Derek Schmidt article icon Issue Brief When judges rule in favor of students seeking a better education, they risk incurring the wrath of conservative legislators with an austerity agenda.

by Billy Corriher | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Teachers Unions and Management Partnerships

Teacher and students book_alt2 icon Report Union-management partnerships across the country are finding solutions to gaps in student achievement and pushing innovative reforms in our nation’s schools.

by Saul A. Rubinstein and John E. McCarthy | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Four Years Later, Are Race to the Top States on Track?

AP class article icon Issue Brief Race to the Top states have demonstrated strong progress since the beginning of the program, but this is hard work and many have a good deal of work ahead to meet their Race to the Top commitments.

by Tiffany D. Miller and Robert Hanna | Monday, March 24, 2014

New York City’s Children First

New York City students book_alt2 icon Report New York City's massive school reform produced significant change beyond the city's own schools and helped set a national agenda for reforming education.

by Maureen Kelleher | Friday, March 21, 2014

Common Core Implementation Best Practices

Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, testifies before the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel.

by Carmel Martin | Friday, February 28, 2014

Why Too Many Schools Live in an Analog World—and What We Can Do About It

TechnologyModernizing the E-rate program is a viable way to address the growing technological gap in schools and ensure that all classrooms are equipped for the 21st century.

by Ulrich Boser and Chelsea Straus | Monday, February 10, 2014

Infographic: The Next Step for Family Leave

The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.

by Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014