How Can We Help Foster Greta Thunberg's Drive in All Students?
How Can We Help Foster Greta Thunberg's Drive in All Students?

In 2019, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg captured the world’s attention with her eloquent environmental activism. But although Thunberg's fight against climate change certainly makes her stand out from the crowd, she is by no means the only youth activist out there. As noted in a CNN list of young environmental...

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Policy Check-In: How is ESSA Shaping Up?
Policy Check-In: How is ESSA Shaping Up?

It has been four years since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015, some eight years after the federal education policy law was due for updating. By putting pen to paper, then-President Barack Obama authorized the long-awaited revamp of ESSA’s predecessor, the No...

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Rethinking Assessment for English Learners in Florida
Rethinking EL Assessment in Florida

In Florida, a group of high-school students recently staged a protest to oppose a state law dictating that all students must pass a 10th-grade English language exam to graduate from high school. Students from Armwood High School in Hillsborough County were spurred into action after participating in a hands-on civics...

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