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By Megan Wolfe President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless...

ASCD Educators Envision A Better Accountability Approach

By David Griffith and Katie Freeman  “Accountability can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people,” said ASCD President Nancy Gibson during the face-to-face...

House Passes NCLB replacement Bill, But More Work to be Done

Perhaps the best that can be said about H.R.5, the Student Success Act, is that it passed the House yesterday. The bill had been...

How Budget Cuts Hurt Students and Teachers (And What to Do About It)

Whether you’re a veteran or a rookie in the teaching world, you know that not everyone learns the same way. What works for 10...

Education Policy Post Election

Like so many in Washington and, indeed, around the country, I’ve been processing both the stunning election results from last week and, more urgently,...
Top Resources for Insight into the DeVos Confirmation Hearing

Top Resources for Insight into the DeVos Confirmation Hearing

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)  held a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos....

Why Education Is One of the Big Winners of This Campaign Season

The mid-term elections are still a week away but already educators are one of the big winners of this campaign season.  Hundreds of teachers across...

Finding Your Voice at LILA

By Matthew Mingle Have you ever found yourself thinking, “If only members of Congress really knew what it was like in classrooms today . ....

What Do the Midterm Election Results Mean for Educators and Education?

The votes have been counted (well, most of them). What do the midterm election results mean for educators and education? Here are 7 initial...

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