Why Standards are Important under the Every Student Succeeds Act
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Why Standards are Important under the Every Student Succeeds Act

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) Standards have always been a part of society. From standards of measurement and time to driver’s licenses, food…

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National Network of State Teachers Take on the “Every Student Succeeds Act”
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National Network of State Teachers Take on the “Every Student Succeeds Act”

By Elizabeth Primas (NNPA/ESSA Program Manager) The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) recently held their annual five-day conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss the…

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Deepens Corporate Diversity Recruitment
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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Deepens Corporate Diversity Recruitment

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund) While “Diversity” is not a new term for the business world, it appears to be experiencing…

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Education Policy Experts “Disappointed” by Some ESSA State Plans
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Education Policy Experts “Disappointed” by Some ESSA State Plans

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Education policy experts have expressed serious concerns about some of the state plans submitted under the Every Student Succeeds Act. President…

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The Every Student Succeeds Act Focuses on Accountability and School Performance
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The Every Student Succeeds Act Focuses on Accountability and School Performance

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) Sixteen states and the District of Columbia submitted their proposals for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act…

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ESSA Encourages States to Innovate Education Policy
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ESSA Encourages States to Innovate Education Policy

By Courtney Borchert (North Dallas Gazette/NNPA Member) Texas will implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in school districts this academic year. The federal law grants more flexibility…

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I Worked on Indiana’s ESSA Plan. This Is What I Learned.
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I Worked on Indiana’s ESSA Plan. This Is What I Learned.

By Shawnta S. Barnes (NNPA/ESSA Guest Columnist) Back in May, I traveled to Chicago and saw “Hamilton: An American Musical” about founding father Alexander Hamilton. During Act II,…

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ESSA and Special Education: the Spectrum of Hopes and Fears of a Parent Advocate
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ESSA and Special Education: the Spectrum of Hopes and Fears of a Parent Advocate

By Chioma Oruh, Ph.D. (NNPA/ESSA Guest Columnist) We are only halfway through 2017 and, already, this year has proven to be groundbreaking in regards to local and federal…

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ESSA Gives Black Parents Tools to Hold Schools Accountable
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ESSA Gives Black Parents Tools to Hold Schools Accountable

By Lynette Monroe (Program Assistant, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) Popular opinion suggests that caregivers, educators and students have an equal role to play in the academic achievement of…

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