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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Fact Sheet: Targeted Grants for Educational Excellence Program Fact Sheet
 (An educator teaches integrated math at a high school in Pasadena, California, April 2021.)

Fact Sheet: Targeted Grants for Educational Excellence Program

This fact sheet outlines the details of a proposed grant program that would increase recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators in schools with the highest teacher turnover.

Bayliss Fiddiman, Lisette Partelow

School Accountability in First-Round ESSA State Plans Fact Sheet

School Accountability in First-Round ESSA State Plans

Sixteen states and Washington, D.C., submitted plans to the Education Department for school accountability under ESSA.

Samantha Batel, Laura Jimenez

President Trump’s Education Plan Puts Students and Schools at Risk Fact Sheet
Then-President-elect Donald Trump, center, welcomes his pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, right, to the stage during a rally at DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ((AP/Andrew Harnik))

President Trump’s Education Plan Puts Students and Schools at Risk

A CAP chart illustrates the differences between strong policies for public charter schools and the plan from President Donald Trump and his secretary of education nominee, Betsy DeVos.

Kami Spicklemire, Neil Campbell

7 Tenets to Sustain Successful School Turnaround Fact Sheet
Public school buses are parked in Springfield, Illinois. (AP/Seth Perlman)

7 Tenets to Sustain Successful School Turnaround

This fact sheet provides a guide for state policymakers to improve their most struggling schools.

Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Karen Hawley Miles, 1 More Karen Baroody

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