Education, K-12

The Center for American Progress’ K-12 Education team is committed to developing policies for a new education agenda that is rooted in the idea of opportunity for all, with equity in access at the center. This agenda focuses on five key components: (1) applying an explicit race equity lens to policy development; (2) preparing all students for college, civic engagement, and the future workforce; (3) modernizing and elevating the teaching profession; (4) dramatically increasing investments in public schools and improving the equity of existing investments; and (5) bringing a balanced approach to charter school policy.

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The Secretary’s Proposed Priorities for Discretionary Grants Programs Article

The Secretary’s Proposed Priorities for Discretionary Grants Programs

In these comments, the Center for American Progress provides support for the secretary’s six proposed priorities and offers some additional recommendations to further strengthen them.

the Center for American Progress

Public Hearing on Title IX Article

Public Hearing on Title IX

Led by GLSEN and six other co-leaders, these comments were submitted in response to the Department of Education’s public hearing on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

GLSEN, partners

5 Ways To Include Student Voice in Education Policymaking Article
A Los Angeles high school student attends a press conference on the health risks of reopening schools without strong safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, October 2020. (Getty/Los Angeles Times/Francine Orr)

5 Ways To Include Student Voice in Education Policymaking

Student voice must be included at every level of education policymaking to ensure that all students’ needs are being served during and after COVID-19 and that every student has access to a quality education.

Megan Ferren

Proposed Evaluation Method for IADA State Data Article

Proposed Evaluation Method for IADA State Data

In these comments, Laura Jimenez offers some revisions to the Department of Education’s proposed plan for collecting information about the IADA.

Laura Jimenez

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