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September 12, 2018

The Military Student Identifier: Turning information into action

The Military Student Identifier – introduced under the Every Student Succeeds Act, presents a powerful opportunity for states to better…

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September 06, 2018

Announcing “Check State Plans: Promise to Practice”

A message from Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, to our partners and friends: Why Do…

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August 28, 2018

Polls Show Public Has Moved On From Standards and Assessments Debates

America has spoken: high standards are here to stay. This year’s Education Next and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) polls…

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May 01, 2018

When It Comes to Educating Foster Children, Are States Stepping Up to the Plate?

Many kids in America have the privilege of having a parent that takes a daily interest in their academic careers…

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April 10, 2018

2017 NAEP Scores Are a Call for Action

On April 10, 2018 Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on the recently released…

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March 29, 2018

Growth Mindset

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we are continuing our celebration by honoring another great public-school teacher, Jennifer Henderson.…

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March 27, 2018

Taking Fear Out of the Equation

So many people across the U.S. freely admit they don’t feel comfortable with numbers and equations. Phrases like “I’m not…

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February 20, 2018

Why the Incredibles 2 Trailer Was Groan-Worthy for Teachers

The Incredibles 2 trailer that has been making the rounds has sparked discussions about a seemingly new villain: math homework.…

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February 16, 2018

No Idea Too Small, No Dream Too Big

Despite a national push on diversifying the the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions, minorities, particularly African Americans, are…

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