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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Video: Charter School Turnaround Video

Video: Charter School Turnaround

A video goes inside the former Shoemaker Middle School in Philadelphia to examine its progress after being taken over by the Mastery Charter School network in 2006.

Ask the Expert: Back to School Video

Ask the Expert: Back to School

Robin Chait discusses what new Obama administration education strategies we should expect to see in this coming school year and what reforms show the most promise.

Robin Chait

A Million Dollar Difference Video

A Million Dollar Difference

Video explains what the Title I comparability loophole is and how it keeps high-poverty schools from getting the equitable resources they deserve.

Ask the Expert: Opportunities for Education Reform Video

Ask the Expert: Opportunities for Education Reform

Melissa Lazarín discusses opportunities for education reform this year and what the president is doing to promote innovation in our schools.

Melissa Lazarín

Ask the Expert: Obama’s New Vision for Education Video

Ask the Expert: Obama’s New Vision for Education

Cynthia Brown discusses President Obama's blueprint for education, how it differs from No Child Left Behind, and why some groups are opposed to it.

Cynthia G. Brown

Video: State of the Union 2010 Video

Video: State of the Union 2010

Center for American Progress experts discuss President Obama's State of the Union address.

Why We Need the Teacher Incentive Fund Video

Why We Need the Teacher Incentive Fund

Robin Chait explains what the Teacher Incentive Fund is, how it improves education, and why it is likely to help student achievement in high-needs schools.

Robin Chait