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Working to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career.

How are states addressing the needs of their lowest-performing schools?

We partnered with HCM Strategists to find out how states were approaching school improvement.

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See how your state measures up

The Check State Plans project is based on the belief that states need to embrace the flexibility ESSA offers them, and that their plans should implement strong state-level accountability systems. See what’s in your state’s plan.

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Steps every military family should know before moving

Moving to a new post can spark anxiety in military families, but families with children in preschool through high school can take certain actions to mitigate these concerns and help their children transition effectively to a new school.

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Recent News

February 20, 2019

School Improvement Gives Us a Shot at Educational Equity

Let’s do an exercise. Think of this sort of like a privilege walk, in blog form. There’s no one here…

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February 19, 2019

The First Black Graduate of West Point and the Quest for Restored Honor

Henry Ossian Flipper paved the way for other African Americans to serve at the nation’s oldest military academy—and chipped away…

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February 14, 2019

Why Representation Matters: Thank You Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Brown was my fourth-grade teacher. Before now, I don’t think that I’ve ever thanked her, partially because I was…

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