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ESSA Is a Big Piece of the STEM Equity Puzzle

This op-ed was originally published in Education Week. You can view the original here. Earlier this fall, President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Department of Education to direct at least $200 million in competitive grant funding toward expanding science,...
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What ESSA Plans Are Saying About Collaboration

We can’t give every child access to a great education without highly effective educators. But improving educator quality isn’t easy—it requires coordinated, aggressive change across multiple institutions, including schools, districts, states and even universities. It’s clear that no single entity...
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A New Resource for Advocates for High-Quality Assessments

By design, the Common Core standards and other college- and career-ready expectations states have established recently were designed to have a ripple effect throughout the education system. A clearer focus on the writing, problem solving and critical thinking that are...
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Taking A Hard Look In the Mirror

It’s no secret that our education system continues to struggle with issues of race and diversity. I recently saw this firsthand when my son’s school was combined with a school a little over a mile down the street that has...
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Creating Great Schools For Washington Students

To prepare Washington students for success in their home state, we must improve outcomes at low-performing schools and for struggling students. That is the premise of a new report, “Creating Great Schools for Washington Students,” from the Washington Roundtable and...
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