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.
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.
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, testifies before the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel.
Modernizing 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.
The FAMILY Act will help families, local communities, and our economy by making paid leave a reality for working Americans.
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.
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.
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.
Interactive Findings from a federal survey of teachers around the country show that teachers actually have significant control over their professional work.
Sequestration has had a devastating impact on the child care subsidy system, which has the potential to benefit both children and parents.
Interactive See how the state plans for ESEA flexibility waivers compare.
Report We examine ESEA flexibility plans for the degree to which states intend to use them to expand learning time in schools.
Recognizing 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.
These 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.
This infographic details some of the ways that high-quality preschool can help low-income children as they get ready to enter school.