School Finance

School Finance

Achieving equity and excellence requires sufficient resources that are distributed based on student need, not zip code, and that are efficiently used. Bold actions by the states and the federal government are overdue to redesign and reform the funding of public schools.

School Finance

Achieving equity and excellence requires sufficient resources that are distributed based on student need, not zip code, and that are efficiently used. Bold actions by the states and the federal government are overdue to redesign and reform the funding of public schools.

School Finance
Teaching, Leading, Learning

Teaching, Leading, Learning

All students must have access to high-quality instruction. To that end, states must re-examine and align their systems for recruiting, retaining, preparing, licensing, evaluating, developing and compensating effective teachers. Highly effective, well-qualified teachers must be equitably distributed across districts and schools. Students, especially those in learn more >

Teaching, Leading, Learning

All students must have access to high-quality instruction. To that end, states must re-examine and align their systems for recruiting, retaining, preparing, licensing, evaluating, developing and compensating effective teachers. Highly effective, well-qualified teachers must be equitably distributed across districts and schools. Students, especially those in learn more >

Teaching, Leading, Learning
Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Universal access to high-quality early learning programs must be a matter of the highest national priority, with a special priority for children in our poorest communities.

Early Childhood Education

Universal access to high-quality early learning programs must be a matter of the highest national priority, with a special priority for children in our poorest communities.

Early Childhood Education
Mitigating Poverty’s Effects

Mitigating Poverty’s Effects

Communities, tribes, states and the federal government must work together to create infrastructure that provides public and community-based services to underserved children. This includes health and mental health care, social services and nutrition. It also includes providing expanded learning time, and encouraging parental engagement. Communities learn more >

Mitigating Poverty’s Effects

Communities, tribes, states and the federal government must work together to create infrastructure that provides public and community-based services to underserved children. This includes health and mental health care, social services and nutrition. It also includes providing expanded learning time, and encouraging parental engagement. Communities learn more >

Mitigating Poverty’s Effects
Accountability & Governance

Accountability & Governance

Government at every level should implement a multi-year strategy for advancing national equity and excellence goals using a combination of incentives and enforcement. The federal government must be clearer about our national expectations for student outcomes, insist on realistic but aggressive state plans to meet learn more >

Accountability & Governance

Government at every level should implement a multi-year strategy for advancing national equity and excellence goals using a combination of incentives and enforcement. The federal government must be clearer about our national expectations for student outcomes, insist on realistic but aggressive state plans to meet learn more >

Accountability & Governance