College, Career, and Civic Readiness

The K-12 Education team is dedicated to preparing all students for college, civic engagement, and the future workforce. Many jobs in the future may be radically different from those of the past, and Americans can expect to hold multiple jobs over the course of their careers. As a result, we recognize the importance of the K-12 education system to provide every child with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed both in postsecondary education and in a changing workforce across a wide range of occupations. We believe this exposure should begin as early as kindergarten and include preparation of educators and engagement of families. See the K-12 Education team’s other core priority areas:

  1. Racial Equity and Community-Informed Policies
  2. Modernizing and Elevating the Teaching Profession
  3. Investment and Funding Equity in Public Education

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Expanding Access to Higher Education and the Promise It Holds Testimony

Expanding Access to Higher Education and the Promise It Holds

Marshall Anthony Jr., senior policy analyst for Higher Education at the Center for American Progress, testified on the importance of expanding access to higher education before the House Ways and Means Committee on June 29, 2021.

Marshall Anthony Jr.

The $78 Billion Reason Why Community Colleges Need America’s Attention Video

The $78 Billion Reason Why Community Colleges Need America’s Attention

Nationally, community colleges receive $78 billion less in revenue than public four-year institutions, leading to disparate outcomes among their student populations.

Victoria Yuen, Viviann Anguiano

A First 100 Days Agenda for K-12 Education Report
 (A school bus drives down a street in Waitsfield, Vermont, February 2013.)

A First 100 Days Agenda for K-12 Education

The next presidential administration must take immediate, bold action to provide a quality education for every child.

Scott Sargrad, Khalilah M. Harris, Lisette Partelow, 2 More Neil Campbell, Laura Jimenez

The $78 Billion Community College Funding Shortfall Report
FREDERICK, MD - OCTOBER 6: Students study and eat in the student center at Frederick Community College, on October 6, 2015 in Frederick, Maryland. About 16,000 students of all ages attend college at FCC. Tuition and fees are about half of what they are at four-year public colleges in Maryland. Financial aid options help make learning more accessible for all students. People living in this small city have a median income a bit above the national median. Its homeownership rate is a bit below average. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

The $78 Billion Community College Funding Shortfall

A closer look at the revenue gaps between community colleges and public four-year institutions reveals significant inequities and underscores the need for reform.

Victoria Yuen

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