Gain insights from policy, advocacy, research, and statewide assessment experts from NWEA and across the nation as they examine complex challenges in education and illuminate opportunities for federal and state leaders to ensure that all students have excellent opportunities to learn.
What makes a strong school principal, and how can schools and systems recruit and retain them?
That’s a question the Future Growth and Impact and Learning and Improvement Services teams at NWEA …
Author: Jessica Nguyen
Topics: Policy & advocacy
Students are returning to school this year amid widespread concerns over the impact of the pandemic on their learning. To address these concerns—and look for solutions—the NWEA Policy and …
Author: Lindsay Dworkin
Two-and-a-half years into the pandemic, students are still grappling with unfinished learning.
NWEA research released earlier this summer showed student gains in the 2021–2022 school year are …
Author: Katie Carroll
As director of Policy and Advocacy at NWEA, I work with terrific people committed to improving public education. Recently, I connected with Tabitha Grossman, chief external relations officer for the …
Author: LaTanya Pattillo
There are encouraging signs in newly available student achievement data from the 2021–2022 school year: evidence the nation’s education system is rebounding from the pandemic but has not yet …
When I was a middle school English language arts teacher in Washington state, I was an advocate for migrant, bilingual students and Title I supports. I spent a lot of time thinking about factors that …
Author: Amy Thierry
Like many schools around the country, my K–8 public school in Boston is just now wrapping up end-of-year testing. After taking a long, collective breath, I’m seizing this opportunity to reflect …
Author: Genelle Faulkner
Topics: Policy & advocacy, Educator voices
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The Policy and Advocacy team works to expand excellence and equity in education, from Congress to the classroom.
Our policy and advocacy work plays an important role in our commitment to help all kids learn. Discover our five areas of focus.
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Educators-turned-advocates share how the pandemic will change education policy, and the ways it already has.
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