Expanded learning time is a promising strategy that provides enrichment activities and academic support for low-income students and more collaboration time for their teachers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.