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Elementary and Secondary Education Act

How to Overhaul NCLB to Help Schools Improve: Implement Common Elements of Success

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

ESEA needs to shift the emphasis of America's school reform efforts from "tests and sanctions" to implementing what actually works in turning around low-achieving schools.

Dear President Obama: Save the National Writing Project

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Every summer, in many cities in the United States, small cohorts of teachers, representing every grade level from Pre-K through college, gather to learn from the best educators in the world.

Staring at Superman

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

On Tuesday, the President will deliver his State of the Union Address. In all likelihood, education will be a prominent consideration, sparking a national debate and setting the cogs of Congress into motion.

Voting for Education and a Stronger Democracy

Michael Wotorson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

We are on the cusp of meaningful changes that hold our schools and our students accountable for their successes and failures.

Strengthening Our Schools: A Legislative Framework to Remove Poverty-Related Barriers to Learning

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Laracy

We all know that a quality education is our best tool in the fight against poverty. But it's up to all of us to ensure that tool is as effective it can be.

Seizing an Opportunity in Education Reform

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

While the administration has pledged to level the playing field for all children, crucial components of reform are in danger. We must urge the following changes as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is reauthorized.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- 45 Years Later

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Van Roekel

The ESEA is once again facing reauthorization in Congress, and we are at another turning point. Now is the time to recommit ourselves to the promise of ESEA, and the very real needs of our children.

Reading Is Fundamental!

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Since 1966, RIF has distributed 365 million free books to kids who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to read. Putting its funding at risk doesn't speak well of our country's priorities.

Leave Bad Schools Behind

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

A 'good school' goal requires a serious accountability system, a system that differentiates between 'chronic failure' and 'room for improvement'