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The holiday season is upon us! I love the holidays for so many reasons (including the variety of desserts), but more than anything, I love the way it offers all of us an opportunity to reflect on the past few months and set priorities for...

Just in time for back to school, Achieve the Core has released free, ready-to-use classroom and professional development resources. Educators across the country created What I Use in My Classroom, full of resources for lessons in ELA/Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science, along with resources for...

The Every Student Succeeds Act calls for states, districts and schools to provide students a “well-rounded education,” including subjects like engineering, music, health, technology, computer science, and career education. The additions to the legislation might mean expanded learning opportunities for students beyond reading and math....

All across the country, eager teachers (like me) are continuously looking for creative ways to teach math. We explore new tools and resources on an ongoing basis to craft powerful lessons that help students meet the high expectations of the Common Core State Standards. But...

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”...