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The hallmark of All4Ed’s policy and government relations work is our ability to take an idea; translate it into legislation, regulations, or guidance; advocate for its adoption; and support its implementation to maximize results for the nation’s young people. Our policy priorities include:

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Featured Report

ESSA requires states to identify at least the lowest-performing 5% of Title I schools and high schools where fewer than 67% of students graduate on time to receive comprehensive support. States must also identify schools with one or more underperforming groups of students for targeted support.

But accountability systems cannot deliver on their promise to lead to meaningful improvement if those schools do not receive additional resources after they are identified. Unfortunately, in our latest report, When Equity Is Optional: Does Accountability Drive School Spending, we found that many identified schools spent less, not more, per pupil after being identified than they did before. Read our full report to learn why and what education leaders can do to ensure school identification results are reflected in school funding decisions.

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Where We Stand

February 1, 2024
Publication
Accountability and Support, Every Student Succeeds Act, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity
When Equity Is Optional: Does Accountability Drive School Spending?
States should use accountability to identify and provide extra resources to struggling schools, yet many schools spent less, not more, after being identified.
November 6, 2023
Publication
College and Career Pathways, Higher Education, State Policy Center
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
Evidence demonstrates the power of dual enrollment to increase postsecondary enrollment and completion. But it has an Achilles heel: credit transfer.
October 31, 2023
Publication
Accountability and Support, College and Career Pathways, Data, High Schools
College and Career Readiness Close-Up
A three-part series on leading state practices to hold high schools accountable for providing pathways that prepare students for college and careers
October 31, 2023
Publication
Accountability and Support, College and Career Pathways, Data, High Schools
Georgia Measures Readiness With College Outcomes
Georgia sets itself apart as the only state that uses college remediation rates as a college and career readiness accountability indicator.
October 31, 2023
Publication
Accountability and Support, College and Career Pathways, Data, High Schools
Louisiana Defines a Stronger Diploma
How Louisiana's college and career readiness indicator rewards schools for helping students go beyond a high school diploma
October 31, 2023
Publication
Accountability and Support, College and Career Pathways, Data, High Schools
California Leads in Disaggregating Readiness Data
By breaking down its college and career readiness data, California shines a light on how, and which students, are ready for success after high school.
October 26, 2023
Publication
Congress, Federal Education Budget, US Department of Education
Joint Letter Supporting Priorities for FY25 Biden-Harris Budget Request
All4Ed and partners urge the Biden administration to emphasize educational equity and needed academic supports for students in its FY25 budget request.
May 4, 2023
Publication
Career and Technical Education, College and Career Pathways, Congress, Federal Education Budget, US Department of Education
Support Career-Connected High Schools
Join All4Ed in advocating for continued investments in the Emergency Connectivity Fund to close the homework gap.
May 1, 2023
Publication
Assessment, Every Student Succeeds Act, US Department of Education
Improving Implementation of Innovative Assessments
All4Ed's ideas for how the U.S. Department of Education can foster innovation in statewide assessments

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