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.
Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.
Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.
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.
Report Union-management partnerships across the country are finding solutions to gaps in student achievement and pushing innovative reforms in our nation’s schools.
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.