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The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview In this video, Education Week‘s…

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that ESSA does away with the notion of Common Core. That’s not true. In this photo, DeVos speaks at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Elizabeth Primas says that the preservation of Thurgood Marshall's legacy is dependent upon our dedication to our children. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)
Rushern Baker, the county executive in Prince George’s County, Md., says that the need for sustained investment in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) remains as great as ever.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is the President & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. Prior to joining TMCF, he spent many years as a successful corporate executive and attorney. Follow him on Twitter at @JohnnyCTaylorJr.
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Cecilia Marshall (2nd from left) and Justice Thurgood Marshall (right) in an undated photo. (TMC)
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Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) said that ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to make a decent life for themselves and their families is the central challenge of our time. This photo was taken  during a forum on criminal justice reform in Northwest Washington, D.C. in July 2015. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)
Cecilia Marshall (2nd from left) and Justice Thurgood Marshall (right) in an undated photo. (TMC)
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
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Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
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Anitra Brown says that New Orleans is ground zero for all things charter school and the evidence tells us that most of these schools are performing as bad or worse than the traditional public schools they replaced.
Wade Henderson, the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights says that Continuing policies that fail to prepare all students for college and careers is an immoral and self-defeating choice that stunts our nation’s economic potential — and mocks our democratic ideals. Photo taken during a press conference about the 2014 Voting Rights Amendment Act on Capitol Hill. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)
Roosevelt McClary (left), secretary of the Broward Teachers Union, speaks as NNPA President and CEO Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (center) and Westside Gazette publisher Bobby Henry look on during the ESSA/NNPA student workshop at the 2017 NNPA Mid-Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)
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