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The Center for American Progress knows that money matters in education. Funding affects every aspect of a high-quality, well-rounded education, and there are both racial and socioeconomic disparities in investment and opportunities. States and districts are facing extreme inequities in funding, and at the same time, federal investment in education currently covers only about 8 percent of funding. We are fighting for a dramatic increase in investment and more equitable funding systems so that schools and students receive the resources they deserve.
One major CAP proposal in this priority area is Public Education Opportunity Grants. This federal grant program would significantly increase federal funding for K-12 education and target it to schools that need it the most.
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Apr 26, 2023
Jared C. Bass, Jesse O’Connell, Allen Thompson, 2 More
Dr. Anne M. Kress, Adrienne Elrod
In the second installment in a three-part series on Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Center for American Progress and American Indian College Fund look at Leech Lake Tribal College’s law enforcement degree program and the college’s work on cultural revitalization and basic needs insecurity.
Dec 15, 2022
Marcella Bombardieri, Dina M. Horwedel
State and local officials’ efforts to undermine public education by playing politics with school curricula run against the interest of most American children and families.
Sep 19, 2022
Equitable, dedicated long-term funding for school infrastructure is needed to ensure all school buildings are safe and conducive to student learning.
Sep 8, 2022
Jamil Modaffari, Akilah Alleyne
Community members highlight the importance of community involvement in school spending decisions and ways for schools to increase this engagement.
Jan 11, 2022
Jessica Yin, Khalilah M. Harris, Jasmine Hardy, 3 More
Meghan Miller, Hai-Lam Phan, Shaheer Lanier
Students, educators, and family members describe how the underfunding of K-12 public schools has negatively impacted their experiences and opportunities.
Oct 18, 2021
Jessica Yin, Khalilah M. Harris, Hai-Lam Phan, 2 More
Jasmine Hardy, Meghan Miller
Ensuring a quality education for America’s students during the COVID-19 pandemic will require a range of federal and state supports, as well as efforts to build a robust economy that works for everyone.
Sep 22, 2021
Khalilah M. Harris, Jessica Yin, Arohi Pathak, 3 More
Laura Dallas McSorley, Marshall Anthony Jr., Jill Rosenthal
Technology and artificial intelligence can vastly improve the types of assessments teachers use to guide students in their learning.
Sep 16, 2021
Laura Jimenez, Ulrich Boser
There are valid criticisms about the current structure of state standardized testing in schools; the solution is not to get rid of these assessments but rather to design them differently.
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.
Aug 23, 2021
Bayliss Fiddiman, Lisette Partelow
The Center for American Progress proposes a new grant program to address the working conditions that contribute to job dissatisfaction and high turnover among the nation’s K-12 teachers in order to increase equal access to highly qualified teachers.
The Education Department has an opportunity to reimagine the policymaking process by committing to incorporating student voice.
Jul 22, 2021
Ashley Jeffrey, Sadie Bograd
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
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