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In October, we at the Learning First Alliance (LFA) hosted #CCSSteach, a Twitter Town Hall on “Teaching in a Common Core World,” which provided a forum for teachers, administrators and education leaders impacted by the Common Core State Standards (...  Read More >
By Annelise Cohon, NEA Health Information Network Since 2010, the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom have been ensuring more learning-ready students thanks to an innovative school breakfast model. We’ve all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the...  Read More >
By Tom Ledcke, Special Education Teacher, Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington The challenge of inclusion for students with disabilities has been an ongoing conversation in education. For students in my high school, inclusion has primarily...  Read More >
In this episode, National PTA President Otha Thornton shares efforts undertaken at the local, state and national levels to ensure parents have an understanding of the Common Core— what it is, how it came about and how it will help children graduate...  Read More >
By Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director, Learning Forward It’s a dilemma many of us in the field of professional learning face. Our colleagues in schools and districts often frame their challenges in the following ways: Our students’ literacy...  Read More >
By National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia and National PTA President Otha Thornton American Education Week (AEW) is celebrated each year during the last full week before Thanksgiving. This year, AEW is being celebrated...  Read More >