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Leading a School Beyond Turnaround

Continuing our series on school turnarounds, we sat down with Lindsa McIntyre, a fifth-year principal who leads the only high school in Massachusetts to have exited turnaround status. Lindsa shares what she’s learned along the way and the challenges of sustaining success beyond the turnaround process.

David Sigler

Getting Real About Over-Testing

Concerns about over-testing have been in the spotlight of late. But federal law requires fewer standardized tests than you might think—and where over-testing is a problem, the cause usually isn't as simple as it seems.

Dan Weisberg

Closing the Educator Equity Gap

By June, states will submit plans to the USDoE that detail how low-income students and students of color will receive equitable access to great teachers. As the deadline nears, here is what we recommend state leaders keep in mind.

Kevin Zimmer

We Can’t Stop Now

The 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday was recently commemorated in Selma, Alabama with a speech by President Obama. Standing shoulder to shoulder with thousands in the crowd, a former social studies teacher reflected on the importance of the moment—and our duty as educators to continue the fight for equality.

Shanequa Yates

A Teacher on ESEA Reauthorization

Last month, Fishman Prize Winner Michael Towne delivered a speech before the Forum on ESEA Reauthorization in Washington, D.C. With the fate of ESEA reauthorization still up in the air, Michael implores lawmakers to persevere with a new version of the law, and use it to provide students of color with more opportunities to enter and succeed in STEM fields.

Michael Towne

Yes, Standards Are For Pre-K, Too

Educating our youngest learners is a national priority of late. As conversations around early childhood education deepen, a former kindergarten teacher advises educators to balance both rigor, and play, in the classroom.

Catherine Tighe

A Teacher’s View of School Turnaround

As part of our series on school turnarounds, we sat down with a Memphis teacher two years into the process. He reflects on what he’s learned and what big challenges both teachers and school leaders face.

Kaleah Williams

PARCC Can Teach Us, If We Let It

Anxieties around the new PARCC standardized tests have been swirling for a while now. To understand the ins and outs of the exam—and quell some fears—one parent sat down to take it. Here, she shares what she discovered.

Amanda Kocon

Helping ELL Students Reach the Common Core

The shift to the Common Core Standards presents an enormous challenge for teachers and school leaders across the country. But for teachers of English language learners, that challenge can be even greater.

Thomas Maffai