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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Too Little, Too Late for Many Gubernatorial Candidates on Education Funding Article
Arizona teachers march toward the state Capitol as part of a rally for the #REDforED movement on April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (Getty/Ralph Freso)

Too Little, Too Late for Many Gubernatorial Candidates on Education Funding

Some incumbent governors up for re-election this year are trying to convince voters that they will be champions for education—but their track records tell a very different story.

Lisette Partelow, Jessica Yin

Infographic: 5 Romney Flip-Flops Article
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Infographic: 5 Romney Flip-Flops

An infographic from Jeremy Ayers shows how Gov. Romney has repeatedly changed his tone on education policy.

Jeremy Ayers

Infographic: Obama v. Romney: K-12 Education Article
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Infographic: Obama v. Romney: K-12 Education

An infographic from Jeremy Ayers shows how President Obama and Gov. Romney approach education differently.

Jeremy Ayers

Romney’s Paltry Education Plan Report
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Romney’s Paltry Education Plan

Gov. Romney’s plan to improve education lacks the detail and depth the public should expect from a presidential candidate, writes Jeremy Ayers.

Jeremy Ayers

The Middle Class Is Key to a Better-Educated Nation Report
Strengthening a weakened middle class would lead to significant improvements in our national education system. (AP/ Tony Dejak)

The Middle Class Is Key to a Better-Educated Nation

Examining test scores in all 50 states, David Madland and Nick Bunker find that a stronger American middle class is associated with higher levels of academic achievement.

David Madland, Nick Bunker

Making Successes Out of Failing Schools Article
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Making Successes Out of Failing Schools

The Center for American Progress Action Fund convenes experts and policymakers to discuss the right prescriptions for turning around low-performing schools.

ESEA Reauthorization: A Crucial Step to Improve Schools Article
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ESEA Reauthorization: A Crucial Step to Improve Schools

The Center for American Progress Action Fund hosted a discussion this week on why reauthorizing ESEA is important for the future of America’s schools.

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