ESEA Reauthorization

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Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act
A second-grader eagerly asks to be called on in a language arts class, October 2015. (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act

States have an opportunity to use the new flexibility embedded in ESSA to develop stronger testing systems without the pressure of NCLB’s exclusive focus on summative tests.

Catherine Brown, Ulrich Boser, Scott Sargrad, 1 More Max Marchitello

Invisible by Design
Students arrive for class at a St. Louis high school, October 22, 2015. (AP/Jeff Roberson)
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Invisible by Design

Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for improving the performance of all groups of students remains critical to improving the quality of education in America.

Scott Sargrad, Max Marchitello, Robert Hanna

A Fresh Look at School Funding
A pair of students work in a classroom at John Eager Howard Elementary School in Baltimore on April 30, 2013. (AP/Patrick Semansky)
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A Fresh Look at School Funding

These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.

the CAP Education Policy Team

Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement
Tamara Hanson, principal of John Eager Howard Elementary School in Baltimore, looks in on a class in April 2013. (AP/Patrick Semansky)
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Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement

Research suggests that school turnaround is possible in the presence of a concerted strategy and comprehensive, dramatic actions.

Tiffany D. Miller, Catherine Brown

Comparable but Unequal
Student Aklya Thomas and teacher Faren Fransworth use a digital textbook to during a math class at Burney Harris Lyons Middle School in Athens, Georgia. (AP/John Bazemore)
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Comparable but Unequal

Congress must address how current federal law masks education funding disparities between low- and higher-income students by fixing the so-called comparability loophole.

Robert Hanna, Max Marchitello, Catherine Brown

Robin Hood in Reverse
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is shown speaking during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 14, 2014. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Robin Hood in Reverse

A new proposal to update the No Child Left Behind Act includes a provision that could substantially redistribute federal dollars away from the students who need them the most.

Max Marchitello, Robert Hanna