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A Literacy Test Without Merit

By getting rid of the literacy test, New York took an important first step toward a smarter approach to certifying teachers—one that could make our pool of educators stronger and more diverse.

Dan Weisberg

Bringing the Right to Personalized Education to Every Student

The US Supreme Court ruled that kids with disabilities are entitled to a “free appropriate public education…tailored to the unique needs of” each child. What if we could promise this to all students?

Dan Weisberg

Immigration Resources For Educators

New policies targeting undocumented immigrants affect many of the school communities we work with, so we’ve compiled a set of resources to support educators in keeping kids safe.

Dan Weisberg

An Open Letter to Betsy DeVos

During the confirmation hearings, time after time, when senators pushed DeVos to explain how she might approach a specific issue, she deflected—we’d still like answers to these questions.

Dan Weisberg

Why Education Always Hits the Snooze Button on its A.I. Awakening

Skepticism is healthy, but resisting innovation in education won’t help us create a public-school system that sets up all students for success.

Dan Weisberg

TNTP’s Favorite Thinkers 2016: Student Edition

To close out the year, we revisited three students we met in 2016 to get some candid reflections on what they think is working in their schools—and what they’d like to see change in 2017.

Dan Weisberg

After the Election, Taking Our Eyes Off the Prize

After a wrenching election season, the reform community is struggling to adjust to a new landscape. However, we must move forward because the needs of teachers, students, and families have not taken a pause.

Dan Weisberg

Join a Conversation with the Fishman Winners

How can students, teachers, and communities collaborate to help all kids meet their aspirations? The 2016 Fishman Prize winners reflect in essays and invite you to share your thoughts.

Dan Weisberg

Where Did Abraham Lincoln Go to Law School?

At a time when new teacher pipelines are thinning, innovative approaches to giving prospective teachers with great content knowledge licensure is a strategy worth trying.

Dan Weisberg

DCPS Takes a Leap Toward More Effective PD

In The Mirage, we challenged school systems to set clear, measurable goals around professional development and determine what works and doesn't work. D.C. Public Schools answered the call.

Dan Weisberg

What’s Possible When Kids Are Challenged in School? Ask the Kids.

Meet students from five classrooms who show what’s possible when kids get the challenging schoolwork they deserve.

Dan Weisberg

Christie’s “Fairness Formula” is Anything But

While districts should always feel pressure to use public funds responsibly, gutting the budgets of failing schools won't magically help them fix their problems.

Dan Weisberg

Some Dollars Are More Equal Than Others

ESEA is designed to help close the gap between well-funded schools and underserved ones, but loopholes make this difficult. Even so, a recent push by the federal government to fix this faces powerful opposition.

Dan Weisberg

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

It's true we can’t succeed as a reform community without political diversity, but speaking out against real inequity in education and society shouldn't be considered part of an ideological agenda.

Dan Weisberg

In ESSA Implementation, No More Three-Card Monte

How well the Every Student Succeeds Act delivers on the promise of giving every child access to a quality education depends on the way it is implemented.

Dan Weisberg

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

Reversing Vergara v. California is a sign that the justice system acknowledges California’s tenure laws rob students of the education they deserve, but doesn't feel obligated to fix the problem.

Dan Weisberg

Got Bold Ideas? Introducing TNTP’s Bridge Fellowship

Applications are now open for TNTP’s Bridge Fellowship: a new 12-month residency that seeks to harness the best ideas from inside and outside the education sector.

Dan Weisberg

Friedrichs v. CTA and the Future of Teachers’ Unions

Unions are on the right side of this blockbuster Supreme Court case. Win or lose, though, they'll still have a path to becoming a force for positive change in education for years to come—if they have the courage to take it.

Dan Weisberg

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