We live in a fast-moving world driven by knowledge, innovation and creativity. Our nation’s schools are adapting to these changes—but much remains to be done. We need a culture change in public education to transform the way we teach, lead and learn.
Education First can help. We are a mission-driven strategy and policy organization with unique and deep expertise in education improvement. We partner with practitioners, policymakers, funders and advocates to design and accelerate policies and plans that help all young people— particularly students in poverty and students of color—succeed in college, careers and life.
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I sit quietly, as nine pairs of eyes stare up at me, expectantly. The third graders before me are familiar with me coming into their classroom for special Social-Emotional Learning lessons. In the past, we sang songs, played games, and created art. We discussed how to be active learners, respectful friends, and accepting of differences. But those days were different...
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Cristina Muñoz supports districts, states and funders assess and implement college and career readiness and school turnaround initiatives. She has worked with district leaders on the implementation of new standards and academic models and has also conducted research and policy analysis for the Aspen Institute and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Both as a classroom teacher and district leader,...
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