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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The education investments we need to make In the News
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The education investments we need to make

In an op-ed, Akilah Alleyne argues that the United States has an urgent need to invest in schools and teachers. Alleyne argues that MAGA extremists are trying to brush past the investment challenges facing our schools and instead they focus their efforts on pushing for book bans.

Akilah Alleyne

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

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