ESSA Tag

The classroom isn’t the only place where teachers make an impact. The articles I’m sharing today illustrate all the hard work many teachers are doing outside of the classroom to ensure all their students have a chance at achieving success. Get in the Thanksgiving spirit: share...

Sequim Gazette A tiny town in Washington—Sequim, population 7,000—is showing the power of high standards and research-based educational methods. The town’s middle school is one of 10 Title I schools that Washington State selected to serve as pilot schools for the upcoming school year in anticipation...

Huffington Post Fifth grade teacher Sarah White questions why current professional development opportunities fail to connect to standards and deeper learning for students and praises the opportunity ESSA provides to reinvent professional development. She points out that districts should focus on ongoing professional development led by...

It’s been a year since President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – a physical representation of our country’s enduring promise to every child in this country – that they all will have an equal opportunity to succeed in school. Below, you’ll find...

On Thursday December 15th, I attended an ESSA Town Hall hosted by Candice McQueen, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education, and the Tennessee Department of Education. More than anything, I was excited when Dr. McQueen shared five huge opportunities for education under the Every Student Succeeds Act: 1.     ...

In my neck of the woods, November days are marked by gray skies and lots of cold rain. So, if you’re anything like me, you could use a dose of excellence to keeping you going until winter break. Take a look at the stories below...

Rodel Foundation Last week, six members of the Rodel Teacher Council released “Every Student Succeeds Act Recommendations and Guiding Principles for Policymakers,” which identifies areas where state and local leaders can continue to build on high standards, accountability systems and high-quality assessments. “Teachers should have a...

National Network of State Teachers of the Year A new video series by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) offers strategies for educators to work with policymakers to shape education policies under the Every Student Succeeds Act. “The success of the Every...