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.


The Funnel To Passing AP Exams Interactive

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams

This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

Segregated by Income Interactive

Segregated by Income

Use this data tool to explore the most and least segregated school districts nationwide.

Ulrich Boser, Perpetual Baffour

Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’ Interactive

Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’

Learn about next-generation school accountability systems and explore which indicators states currently use to hold schools accountable. This report is designed to help states as they build new systems to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to consider a broader range of measures for student and school success.

Carmel Martin, Scott Sargrad, Samantha Batel

Do Teachers Really Lack Autonomy and Freedom? Interactive

Do Teachers Really Lack Autonomy and Freedom?

Findings from a federal survey of teachers around the country show that teachers actually have significant control over their professional work.

Ulrich Boser, Robert Hanna

The Teachers-as-Policy-Analysts Yearbook Interactive

The Teachers-as-Policy-Analysts Yearbook

A number of grassroots organizations and fellowships have recently emerged in locations across the United States with the goal of giving teachers a stronger voice in the policies that affect their daily work in the classroom.

Kaitlin Pennington

The Preschool-Access Gap Interactive
 (Preschool map)

The Preschool-Access Gap

This interactive map shows the number of 3- and 4-year-olds left out of state-funded pre-K programs nationwide.

Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, Melissa Lazarín

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