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.


Teacher Leadership: The Pathway to Common Core Success Video

Teacher Leadership: The Pathway to Common Core Success

Several school districts throughout the country are empowering teachers to lead the way to successful implementation of the Common Core.

Andrew Satter, Andrew Amore, Kaitlin Pennington, 1 More Nichole M. Hoeflich

Teachers Talk Policy Video

Teachers Talk Policy

This video features teachers from across the United States who are members of new teacher-voice organizations and fellowships—groups whose missions involve getting more teachers’ voices heard in education-policy discussions.

Kaitlin Pennington, Lauren Santa Cruz

Video: Tipping the Scales Video

Video: Tipping the Scales

A video animation explains how a flaw in current education law allows unequal funding for schools.

the CAP Education Policy Team

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