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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.
A Quality Education for Every Child
The time is now for policymakers to take a bold and comprehensive approach to K-12 education.
By Scott Sargrad, Khalilah M. Harris, Lisette Partelow, Neil Campbell, and Laura Jimenez

The Opportunity and Counseling Corps: Helping K-12 Students and Young Adults Recover From the Coronavirus Crisis
In the Wake of the Coronavirus, We Must Design and Build the Schools We Need—Not Simply Reopen Schools As They Were
Public Education Opportunity Grants
A First 100 Days Agenda for K-12 Education
The Compound Benefits of Greening School Infrastructure
By Elise Gout, Jamil Modaffari, and Kevin DeGood
REPORT
The Education Data That Matter Most to Parents and School Stakeholders
By Jamil Modaffari and Laura Jimenez
ISSUE BRIEF
Preparing Students of Color for the Future Workforce
By Ashley Jeffrey and Laura Jimenez
ISSUE BRIEF
Ending K-12 Education Funding Inequity: Public Education Opportunity Grants
By Jessica Yin, Lisette Partelow, and Khalilah M. Harris
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5 Ways To Include Student Voice in Education Policymaking
By Megan Ferren
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Good Jobs for All: How Federal Laws Can Create Pathways From Education and Training to Good Jobs
By Laura Jimenez and Livia Lam
ISSUE BRIEF
An Overview of the Teacher Alternative Certification Sector Outside of Higher Education
By Jessica Yin and Lisette Partelow
REPORT
Fact Sheet: Public Education Opportunity Grants
By Scott Sargrad, Lisette Partelow, Jessica Yin, and Khalilah M. Harris
FACT SHEET
Early High School STEM Perceptions Associated With Postsecondary Outcomes
By Abby Quirk, Neil Campbell, and Ulrich Boser
REPORT
Vouchers Over Virus: How the Department of Education Prioritized Private School Vouchers Over Responding to COVID-19
By Neil Campbell
COLUMN
CAP and EduColor Launch #WeBuildEDU Storytelling Campaign
#WeBuildEDU
Preparing American Students for the Workforce of the Future
By Laura Jimenez
ISSUE BRIEF
Student Assessment During COVID-19
By Laura Jimenez
ISSUE BRIEF
How To Center Equity in Advanced Coursework Testing During COVID-19
By Roby Chatterji
COLUMN
Better Learning Outcomes Can Help Kick-Start the Economy
By Ulrich Boser
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