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Tell Congress: Student Needs, Not Testing, Should Be The Priority!


In 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson, a former teacher, first signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), better known today as No Child Left Behind, he envisioned the law as a part of the national War of Poverty, confident [...]

Are You Coming to the National Week of Action?


Find a #Brownat60 event near you or join the action online! Tomorrow, May 17th marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Across the country, parents, students and educators are taking part in a National Week of Action to demand that our nation recommit [...]

The Color of School Closures


Originally Published at Opportunity to Learn. Tuesday April 23rd, 2013 Mass school closings have become a hallmark of today's dominant education policy agenda. But rather than helping students, these closures disrupt whole communities. And as U.S. Department of Education data suggests, the most recent rounds of mass [...]

Partnerships, NOT Pushouts: New Policy Guide for School Boards


Partnerships, NOT Pushouts - New "Whole-Child" Policy Guide for School Board Members Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 In today’s global economy, a high quality, comprehensive education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it's a prerequisite to success. Students must now possess not only academic knowledge [...]

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures


Public schools are the heart of every community, a place where the next generation of doctors, engineers, writers and artists learn and grow. They are where parents, teachers and community members come together to support their children and invest in their futures. When schools struggle, it is [...]

Leave Racing for the Olympics. Education is Not a Game


Did you see the President's State of the Union Address last night [Tuesday, January 28, 2014]? Mister Obama said, "Race to the Top, with the help of governors from both parties, has helped states raise expectations and performance…The problem is we're still not reaching enough kids, and [...]