NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Teachers should seek to build trust with the parents and seek to know the parents on a first name basis, so they can stay in the loop. I think that will go a long way and would open the door to discuss more personal things that may be affecting the child,” said Forward Times intern Treyvon Waddy. […read more]
NNPA ESSA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN — Unlike widgets, children will never fit perfectly into standardized molds. They learn to walk at different ages. They learn to talk at different ages. And each child has a different set of interests and learning style. Students’ ability to demonstrate mastery in one area over another has a lot to do with their previous knowledge and exposure to out-of-the-classroom experiences. […read more]
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 preparation in restaurants and language, standards keep us healthy and safe and help us communicate with each Read More
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 group’s “collective vision” for the future of education in the United States. NNSTOY is a non-profit organization Read More
Dr. Elizabeth Primas, program manager for the NNPA/ESSA Media Campaign talks about what parents and community stakeholders should know about the Every Student Succeeds Act.