TNTP Responds to the Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024

Following the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement detailing the Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024, TNTP released a brief statement commending the effort and calling for a renewed focus on high-quality instruction to accelerate student learning.

We applaud the administration’s Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024. Every day, TNTP partners with schools and districts nationwide to positively impact the educational experiences of millions of students. Our efforts align with the evidence-backed interventions emphasized in the agenda: improving attendance, providing high-dosage tutoring, and increasing extended learning time.

Not only are these strategies critical for accelerating learning, but they are also vital for ensuring long-term academic, economic, and social mobility for all students. The unfinished learning caused by the pandemic alone could cost a total of $28 trillion in lifetime earnings, averaging about $70,000 per student over the span of their careers.

Guaranteeing that young people attend school and have extra support through tutoring and extended learning time is essential. The most significant and long-lasting impact on academic growth and success, however, stems from high-quality instruction facilitated by a diverse, skilled set of educators during regular school hours.

To cultivate truly student-centered solutions, we must bridge the administration’s priority interventions with a relentless focus on elevating the quality of instruction within the regular school day.

TNTP remains resolute in our commitment to supporting schools and districts nationwide in addressing today’s pressing challenges while also building a future where PK-12 public education makes it possible for all young people to thrive in life, pursue careers of their choosing, and shape our democracy.

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Media Contact: 

Kathryn Zielony

kathryn.zielony@tntp.org

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TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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