Every Student Succeeds Act

Black and Latino Male Achievement Matters

By Nyesha Stone Milwaukee Public Schools has begun to pave a way to a better future for young men and boys of color. The Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) was established to address the disparities in academic and life outcomes for... [...]

GEORGIA: The Path Begins: Forest Kindergarten

In most schools, this would mean a day indoors with children and teachers wishing they could be outside. At Gilbert Elementary, you can look out the window and see a group of kindergarteners, in lime green rain suits, splashing their way across the playground on their way to the forest. These students will spend the next two hours making mud pies, building boats from found materials and observing the differences rain makes in their environment. [...]

The Importance of Educating All Children

"Some students begin school ahead of the pack. As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure all children, irrespective of their initial academic level continue to make progress." - Dr. Elizabeth Primas talk about the Every Student Succeeds Act and the importance of educating all children. [...]

Innovation, Civil Rights, and DeVos Focus of Senate ESSA Hearing

State education chiefs at a Senate hearing Tuesday outlined how they are using the Every Student Succeeds Act to initiate and expand on efforts to improve college- and career-readiness and help low-performing schools. Senators, meanwhile, expressed concerns along partisan lines about the proper balance of power between Washington and the states.  [...]

There’s Something Missing From STEM Learning – Education Week

The education field can always count on shifting priorities. Over the past 20 years, in an attempt to "fix" what many people dub a broken public school system, everyone from politicians to famous athletes to business moguls to education leaders has tried to find and repair the gaps in student achievement. But many educators are skeptical of new initiatives that come down the pike. Is a revamped approach really meant to help prepare children for the future, or is it just people outside of education sticking their noses where they don't belong? [...]
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