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By David Ferrier, Policy Research Intern, National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education (CPE) A study released last month shows that children who attended high-quality preschools in North Carolina were significantly less likely...  Read More >
By Heather Naviasky, Program Associate, Coalition for Community Schools Twice in the last several months, schools have received attention because of their strong academic performance. But in telling their stories, the Education Trust (in the case of...  Read More >
By Anita Merina, National Education Association (NEA) More than 45 million participants are expected to join the National Education Association’s 18th annual Read Across America Day celebration this year on Monday, March 2.  Here’s a rundown on...  Read More >
By Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA: The School Superintendents Association In preparing for the celebration of AASA’s 150th anniversary, I read the copy of “AASA, The Centennial Story,” written by Arthur Rice in 1964, which sits on the...  Read More >
In this podcast, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce CEO David Adkisson discusses why Kentucky’s business community supports college- and career-ready standards and how they have partnered with schools and community organizations to support thoughtful...  Read More >
By Amber Chandler, American Federation of Teachers member and 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts Teacher at Frontier Middle School in Hamburg, NY Teaching is my calling. I can’t give directions without teaching them to you. Sometimes, depending...  Read More >