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  After adopting higher standards in English Language Arts and math, Illinois adopted the Illinois Learning Standards in science. Like their counterparts in math and ELA, these standards also hold students to a higher bar. As a science teacher, I was both excited and nervous about...

As a student, I can remember how excited I was to show my report card to my grandmother after I received it. After I looked over it, I would feel such a sense of accomplishment. I would rush home to see my grandmother’s eyes light...

As an educator in Tennessee, I am proud of our state’s hard work in developing a strong education accountability plan. The Tennessee Department of Education set a goal to make our state education system one of nation’s best. They sought to achieve this admiral distinction...