Educators for High Standards amplifies teacher voices about how to improve public education through a commitment to high standards for teaching and learning.





As a former teacher, I am pretty shocked by House Bill 2443, SB 524 and numerous other pieces of legislation currently being considered by the West Virginia state legislature. The bill would force West Virginia schools to stop using the academic standards they currently have – and instead start......

Spring is always a great opportunity to do a bit of cleaning in my classroom. After teaching for 25 years, I’ve accumulated quite a few books, binders, and resources. I also enjoy how sorting through all these items is always a walk through my history......

“Maybe I’m just not good at math.” Hearing those words from Alice, one of my students, made my heart sink. Like all of my students, I knew that she had the potential to succeed. The challenge was finding a way to engage her and help her......


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