Departments

Education

CAP’s Education Department aims to change America’s approach to early childhood, K-12 education, higher education, and lifelong learning by ensuring equitable access to resources, developing community-centered policies, and promoting the ability to participate fully in an inclusive economy built on a strong democracy.

Students walk to their classrooms at a public middle school in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2021. (Getty/Robyn Beck/AFP)

What We're Doing

Modernize and elevate the teaching profession

CAP has identified a series of proposals, including a grant program that would increase recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators in schools with the highest teacher turnover, helping ensure equitable access to great teaching in school districts across the country.

Provide access to quality, affordable child care

CAP has helped shape key child care and preschool policy proposals, many of which are included in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda, and furthered the understanding of child care research, including cost of care, child care deserts, family spending, and workforce participation.

Promote investments in higher education

CAP has advocated for investments in higher education, including better supporting community college and part-time students, boosting the Pell Grant for low-income students, investing in minority-serving institutions, and recognizing the importance of robust student advising and wraparound supports.

Featured work

Latest

Why Won’t America Invest in Its Teachers? Podcast
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Why Won’t America Invest in Its Teachers?

This week, Igor sits down with Oklahoma's "Teacher of the Year," Jon Hazell, to discuss why teachers are striking; CAP's director of K-12 Strategic Initiatives, Lisette Partelow, also joins.

Igor Volsky, Michele L. Jawando, Sally Tucker, 2 More Rachel Rosen, Lisette Partelow

The Underground College Basketball Economy Podcast
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The Underground College Basketball Economy

This week, Michele and Igor sit down with Kevin Merida to discuss issues of sports and race.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 2 More Rachel Rosen, Kyle Epstein

Why I’m Still Suing the President Podcast
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Why I’m Still Suing the President

This week, Michele and Igor sit down with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to discuss the renewed debate on gun control, among other issues.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

When Your Homework Is Restoring The American Dream Podcast

When Your Homework Is Restoring The American Dream

Michele and Igor chat with former U.S. Secretary of Education and President and CEO of The Education Trust John B. King Jr. to discuss our public school systems, school choice, and the racial dynamics still prevalent in education today.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

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