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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

Sparking a School Discipline Revolution

Cami Anderson shares the Discipline Revolution Project, a new coalition of educators committing to changing our approach to school discipline.

Amanda Kocon

I Was an Undocumented Student. Now I Teach Them.

As our nation reconciles with immigration reform, a former undocumented student and current teacher reminds us that our action (or inaction) will have dire consequences for hardworking students, teachers, and families.

Ramiro Flores Turrubiates

When Teachers Choose to Teach, Kids Win

Kids win when teachers love where they work, but this fall in New York City, schools with open teaching positions could be forced to hire teachers they didn’t choose.

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

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

Why Special Education is a Civil Right

An educator discusses why she considers advocating for the rights of students with disabilities a crucial part of her job.

Ashley Cowger

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

The Problem with Gutting ESSA Regulations

States are often the right place for education decisions to be made, but ESSA regulations provide essential accountability for schools and protections for students.

Berrick Abramson

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

Giving Native Communities a Seat at the Education Policy Table

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.

Leticia de la Vara

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

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

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

New Mexico Secretary of Education, Hanna Skandera shares how the state shifted from a culture of low expectations to believing in the success of every student.

Ellen Hur

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

Two Fishman Prize winners voice their opinions on ESSA rules that could allow states to use student portfolios, projects, and performance tasks in statewide testing of students.

ESSA is an Opportunity to Raise Voices That Often Go Unheard

If we truly hope to shape schools that ensure “every student succeeds,” listening to the voices of parents and communities will be a vital part of the process.

Leticia de la Vara

A Roadmap for State Accountability Systems

To help states revising school accountability systems to bring them in line with ESSA, we’re releasing a new whitepaper with guiding principles for both the process and substance of building accountability systems.

Berrick Abramson

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

In Denver, a District and Local Universities Unite to Recruit New Teachers

At Denver Public Schools, a unique residency allows local college seniors to become certified teachers upon graduation and fill district openings in high need subject areas.

Richard Green