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Educators for High Standards, in collaboration with The PIE Network, will be hosting a Twitter chat on how educators can and should be engaging with local and state policymakers. I would love for you to join us for our #EFHSchat on Thursday, January 17 at 8pm...

My recently retired in-laws finally, after 5 years of searching, found a plot of land they want to build on and they’re starting the process of building a house. While the blueprint outlines the size, shape and design of the house, there will be so many...

After Mississippi adopted and implemented the MS College and Career Readiness Standards, there was a huge shift in mindset about text. The standards emphasized that all students deserve to read and be challenged by rich, complex text.  As a second-grade teacher, I have always known...

It’s a common fact that with higher standards, students are required to use critical reading and comprehension strategies in their ELA classrooms. It’s equally important that students use these strategies across content areas, and that teachers reinforce them during instruction. More challenging reading standards are...

I love teaching 5th grade, especially in the fall.  I enjoy watching my students settle into our school year, relaxing into the rhythm of our daily work of reading and writing together.  In our 5th grade state standards, there is a delicate dance between “learning...