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In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in an effort to expand educational opportunity for poor and marginalized students. Features of the law included increased funding to districts with high numbers of low-income students, scholarships for low-income college students,...

Gone are the days of relying exclusively on standardized assessments to measure school quality and student success. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers schools and districts new flexibility in thinking about how they measure schools. In our latest edition of “Teacher Voices: You’re the Expert”...

Have you ever been in school or attended a training class at work and asked yourself, “When will I ever use this information?” I have to admit that when I was a student, I thought it to myself. As a teacher, I promised my students...

Sarah Parrott, some rights reserved. As you begin to shift your focus back to school and your classroom, I’m sure your to-do list is becoming as long (and overwhelming) as mine was as a teacher. No matter how lengthy that list might be, I encourage you...

The recess whistle has just blown. I sit at my desk, shoveling in the last few bites of my lunch. As students enter the classroom, I smile and give them quick directions. They begin to settle in, and I grab the next math worksheet on...