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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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.

Students Can Improve National Service Testimony
AmeriCorps volunteers and community partners plant trees at historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami on May 18, 2008. The number of applicants for AmeriCorps programs and volunteer trainings have doubled or tripled over previous years. (AP/EcoMedia, David Adame)

Students Can Improve National Service

CAP Action's Shirley Sagawa testifies on expanding national service programs to allow more Americans to get involved.

Shirley Sagawa

Federal Incentives Can Grow Preschool Article

Federal Incentives Can Grow Preschool

Sens. Clinton, Casey, and a panel of experts visit CAPAF to discuss universal access to early childhood education.

100 Days Agenda Article

100 Days Agenda

The election has given progressives the opportunity to prove themselves. Here is an agenda for the new Congress' first 100 days.

Failing Grade Article
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Failing Grade

During the second presidential debate last year, George W. Bush ventured that "the No Child Left Behind Act is really a jobs act when you think about it."

Robert Gordon

The 49 Percent Solution? Article
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The 49 Percent Solution?

During the final debate between President Bush and Senator Kerry, the president referred to education as the solution for problems ranging from decisions by corporate leaders to send jobs overseas to the need to raise the minimum wage.

Scott Lilly

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