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Lauren Fine, an educator in Denver, Colorado, writes that seeing her students develop strong reading, writing, and analytical skills through her state’s implementation of high standards inspired her to urge policymakers to keep the bar high. To fellow teachers Fine says, “There is no way to improve education without the voices and expertise of great teachers, and that means teachers like you (yes, you) must work to influence the decisions and policies that affect students and schools.”Studies show teachers are hungry for professional support to help them teach students to high expectations. “[Teachers] simply haven’t received the scaffolding to accommodate such a significant course correction,” three Arizona Teachers of the Year wrote recently.

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