The road to an equitable world is long. We’ll get there only by devoting our attention to issues of inclusion and justice, and by dismantling unequitable institutions—including education.
Earlier this year, we reflected on how the Civil Rights Movement has shaped K12 assessment for over 60 years. Clearly this is a topic that is timely, as earlier this month, a dozen national civil and …
Author: Nicole Zdeb
I am sitting crossed-legged on my sofa, watching my nieces (thanks to FaceTime) who live 2,000 miles away as they excitedly show me their newly decorated rooms. It occurs to me that my young nieces …
Author: Kim Baker
At NWEA, our mission is simple, but vast: Partnering to help all kids learn. As a not-for-profit organization, we have the ability not only to believe in the mission, but to invest in it and act on …
Author: Keri Nettles
Topics: MAP Growth, Equity
“Why didn’t you use your flesh color to color in the picture?”
“I did! I used the flesh colored pencil. Did I not do it right?”
“Well, peach isn’t your flesh color. You should use one …
Author: Aaliyah Samuel
In my last post, I explored the positive effects an equitable curriculum can have on all students, regardless of their race, socioeconomic background, gender, and other factors. Designing a …
When looking back at the vision of the future in the 1950s and 1960s—think Epcot or The Jetsons—I’m always struck by how well this vision captured the spirit of what the future would look like, …
Author: Chase Nordengren
Dr. Jim Soland, affiliated research fellow with NWEA and assistant professor at the University of Virginia, recently completed a research study exploring the connection between components of …
Author: Erin Ryan
Topics: Early learning, Research & thought leadership, Equity
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Lots of kids dread math. You can help them love it. Get advice on how from our Teach. Learn. Grow. math experts in our latest ebook.
There’s a lot policymakers can do to support schools during COVID-19. We talked with experts Evan Stone and LaTanya Pattillo about what to focus on during SY21–22.
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Effective literacy instruction must rely on the science of reading and best practices in balanced literacy.
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