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The Problem with Gutting ESSA Regulations

March 01, 2017 | by Berrick Abramson

ESSA regulations provide essential accountability for schools and protections for students.

Giving Native Communities a Seat at the Education Policy Table

January 31, 2017 | by Leticia de la Vara

We spoke with the head of the National Indian Education Association to discuss how schools can be better supported to engage productively with Native communities.

For Military Brats, the Common Core Is a No-Brainer

January 04, 2017 | by Joanna Dasher

The Common Core provides an essential opportunity for kids in military families to receive a quality education. A former military brat tells us why.

After the Election, Taking Our Eyes Off the Prize

November 30, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

The needs of teachers, students, and families did not take a pause after the election.

How Has New Mexico’s Commitment to Change Helped Students?

October 06, 2016 | by Ellen Hur

New Mexico shifted from a culture of low expectations to believing in the success of every student.

What’s In a Student Portfolio? Fishman Winners Weigh In On ESSA

September 27, 2016

Should student portfolios be used in statewide testing?

Raising Parent Voices to Demand a Better Education

September 21, 2016 | by Leticia de la Vara

What can states learn from civil rights groups when it comes to implementing ESSA?

ESSA is an Opportunity to Raise Voices That Often Go Unheard

September 01, 2016 | by Leticia de la Vara

For ESSA to work, parents and communities must be engaged.

A Roadmap for State Accountability Systems

July 28, 2016 | by Berrick Abramson

Guiding principles for states revising accountability systems after the passage of ESSA.

Christie’s “Fairness Formula” is Anything But

June 24, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

Cutting budgets in failing schools won't magically force them to fix their problems.

Some Dollars Are More Equal Than Others

June 02, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

A push to adjust Title I in favor of underserved students faces opposition.

Speaking Out About Real Educational Inequality Transcends “Left” and “Right”

June 01, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

Why should stating facts about real inequity be tied to a political agenda?

In Western Massachusetts, Schools Unite To Tackle Teacher Shortages

May 13, 2016 | by Kevin Zimmer

A collaborative approach to solving teacher vacancies in Massachusetts.

In ESSA Implementation, No More Three-Card Monte

May 10, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

How well ESSA serves students depends on the fine details of its implementation.

I’m Sorry, Terrance: Ending the Silence for My LGBTQ Students

May 05, 2016 | by Joe Baker

It's time to consider how to support all educators to address the needs of LGBTQ kids.

The Absurd Logic Behind a Vergara Ruling That Tells Parents They Have No Recourse

April 21, 2016 | by Dan Weisberg

If California's tenure laws hurt kids, why doesn't the state feel obligated to fix the problem?

Is Georgia Cutting Tests for the Right Reasons?

April 05, 2016 | by Shanequa Yates

Instead of arbitrarily cutting tests, why not assess which work and which don't?

Has Teacher Evaluation Ruined Everything? Studies Say: No

February 25, 2016 | by Andy Jacob

New evaluation systems are working, and the sky isn't falling.