K-12 Education

Our work in K–12 education is guided by the principles of equity, quality, and efficiency, with a specific emphasis on improving outcomes for low-performing and disadvantaged students.

Our work in K–12 education is guided by the principles of equity, quality, and efficiency, with a specific emphasis on improving outcomes for low-performing and disadvantaged students. Our vision is of a strong public education system with multiple educational options; each with high-quality educators in every classroom as well as robust data and accurate and fair accountability systems to both inform and measure performance. This vision leads to four integrated goals:

  1. Inform and design education policies utilizing choice as a mechanism for improved equity, quality, and efficiency;
  2. Improve the design and management of the teacher work force to ensure that every classroom has a highly effective teacher;
  3. Create strong federal, state, and local accountability systems; and
  4. Promote data systems that generate better, clearer, and more accessible information that improves teaching and learning.

Education Sector is unique in our focus on both K–12 and higher education. Many educational issues transcend the boundaries of K–12 and higher education. The need for data systems that generate better, clearer, and more accessible information to improve teaching and learning is as important in higher education as it is in K–12 schools. Similarly, the theme of informed educational options is present in both our K–12 and higher education work.