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May 03, 2019

Nearly a Decade Later, Did the Common Core Work? Checking the facts

It’s been nearly ten years since states began adopting the Common Core State Standards and over that time a majority…

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April 16, 2019

Success is Trending: High academic standards advancing equity in education

High academic standards are helping states level the playing field for all students, and results from assessments aligned with those…

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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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February 07, 2019

Success is Trending in Washington, DC

While the government may have been shut down over the past few weeks, the strong performance by students in Washington,…

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February 06, 2019

Marva Collins: Her Legacy, Our Lessons

I started teaching fresh out of college. I was enthusiastic, passionate, and ready to put myself on the line in…

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January 11, 2019

When It Comes To Assessments, New Mexico Has a Tough Road Ahead

Last week Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham took steps to fulfill her campaign promise to end the use of PARCC as…

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December 20, 2018

Our Favorite Education Advocacy Videos From 2018

To kickoff the New Year, we want to highlight voices that have played a role in ensuring that all students…

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