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What Are the Best Measures of School Quality? Educators Speak Out

The National Education Association (NEA) recently hosted an online poll that asked more than 1,200 educators to specify which of NEA’s...

Transgender Teacher: 'Being Trans Isn't Anything to be Ashamed of'

Last month, Connecticut teacher Dusty Rader had a “teachable moment” with his students at Avon High School in Avon, Conn. During a...

After 25 Years, a Course Correction on Charter Schools?

On June 4, 1991, Minnesota passed the nation’s first charter school law, leading to the opening of City Academy in St. Paul one year...

School Takeover Measures Opening Door to Charter Expansion

This Election Day, Georgia will decide whether the state’s constitution can “be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically...

With 'Blame and Shame' Accountability Behind Us, What Will Take Its Place?

One of the most important and welcomed provisions of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) is the removal of so-called Adequate Yearly...

Author's Advice to White Teachers in Urban Schools: Drop the 'Savior Complex' and Learn from Students

 Dr. Christopher Emdin is a passionate and unapologetic advocate for the advancement of urban education nationwide. In his book, For...

After Years of Cuts to Playtime, Parents and Educators Are Bringing Recess Back

Last year in Seattle public schools, low-income kids won an equal right to play, thanks to a fierce coalition of Seattle teachers and...

The Well-Funded Echo Chamber That's Attacking Public Education

The term “corporate education reform” usually conjures up names like Michelle Rhee, ALEC and, of course, the Koch Brothers....

If Rewards Improve Test Scores, What's Really Being Tested?

The support for high-stakes testing rests on a belief that a test score accurately measures what a student has learned. Therefore, many...

Goodbye 'Core Subjects,' Hello 'Well-Rounded Education'

Photo: Norman Lono/National Education Association Ryan Ruelas, a social studies teacher in Anaheim, California, started his career at an...