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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

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation

Teacher and student high five book_alt2 icon Report Schools that are redesigned with significantly more time for both student learning and teacher development and collaboration will be better prepared to meet the challenges of Common Core implementation.

by David A. Farbman, David J. Goldberg, and Tiffany D. Miller | Friday, January 31, 2014

In the Quest to Improve Schools, Have Teachers Been Stripped of Their Autonomy?

Teacher and student article icon Issue Brief Despite recent reforms, surveys indicate that teachers are largely satisfied with their jobs, which bodes well for initiatives aimed at providing teachers with the support and clear direction they need to improve the profession and educational outcomes.

by Ulrich Boser and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Teachers Stay in the Profession During Obama-Era Policies

A large majority of new teachers have stayed in their profession during a period of dramatic education reforms that critics claimed would drive them away.

by Kaitlin Pennington and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Interactive Map: Do Teachers Really Lack Autonomy and Freedom?

cursor icon Interactive Findings from a federal survey of teachers around the country show that teachers actually have significant control over their professional work.

by Ulrich Boser and Robert Hanna | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cuts to the Child Care Subsidy System Force Parents and Providers to Make Difficult Choices

Sequestration has had a devastating impact on the child care subsidy system, which has the potential to benefit both children and parents.

by Katie Hamm | Monday, January 6, 2014

Interactive Map: Are States Using Flexibility Waivers to Expand Learning Time in Schools?

cursor icon Interactive See how the state plans for ESEA flexibility waivers compare.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waivers

Children reading book_alt2 icon Report We examine ESEA flexibility plans for the degree to which states intend to use them to expand learning time in schools.

by Tiffany D. Miller | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Right to Read: Suing a State for Better Teaching

Fourth-grader readingRecognizing that the ability to read by the third grade is a critical milestone, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit against a Michigan school district for failing to teach students to read at grade level.

by Jenny DeMonte and Akash Patel | Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Guide to the Common Core State Standards

Amy Lawson, fifth-grade teacherThese fact sheets on states implementing the Common Core document the current state of student achievement, demonstrate the imperative on why higher standards are important, and offer a side-by-side comparison on how the Common Core State Standards will raise student achievement.

| Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Infographic: The School-Readiness Gap

This infographic details some of the ways that high-quality preschool can help low-income children as they get ready to enter school.

by the CAP Early Childhood Policy Team | Thursday, November 21, 2013