The Role of Language and Literacy in College- and Career-Ready Standards: Rethinking Policy and Practice in Support of English Language Learners Report/Fact SheetOctober 31, 2012
This policy brief discusses these challenges, highlights initiatives and strategies to advance ELLs' language and content learning, and outlines how policy and practice must change to help ELLs graduate ready for college and a career.
A System Approach to Building a World-Class Teaching Profession: The Role of Induction Report/Fact SheetOctober 04, 2011
About 15 percent of the American workforce of 3.5 million teachers either moves or leaves the profession each year.
Saving Now and Saving Later: How High School Reform Can Reduce the Nation’s Wasted Remediation Dollars Report/Fact SheetMay 05, 2011
For young people entering the twenty-first-century job market, high school graduation is no longer the finish line, but the starting line.
Engineering Solutions to the National Crisis in Literacy: How to Make Good on the Promise of the Common Core State Standards Report/Fact SheetApril 14, 2011
This brief includes recommendations to leverage improvements in literacy skills from birth through grade twelve by providing systemic approaches, equitable resources, and strong teacher training.
Principles for a Comprehensive Assessment System Report/Fact SheetFebruary 25, 2010
Recognizing that no single test can fulfill all the needs for information by all stakeholders, this report suggests the need for a comprehensive system of assessments that needs to be coherent and cohesive and aligned to standards for college and career readiness.
Common Standards: The Time Is Now Report/Fact SheetDecember 17, 2009
After years of debate, the nation is now taking a bold step toward ensuring that all students graduate ready for college and careers.