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.
When I taught high school business classes, it was so upsetting to see 16- and 17-year-olds struggling to access the reading material. No one should get to high school, or beyond, and find themselves …
Author: LaTanya Pattillo
Topics: Policy & advocacy
As schools around the country administer spring assessments, a new survey gives us insight into how teachers feel about the tests—especially amid more than two years of disrupted …
It was great to see such a strong turnout for our recent NWEA Policy and Advocacy Twitter chat on summer learning. We loved hearing what this group of engaged and informed educators and experts had …
Author: Lindsay Dworkin
As the director of policy and advocacy at NWEA, and a former teacher, I love engaging in meaningful conversations about how to improve public education, particularly around the use of data and …
Spring may have just arrived in many parts of the country, but now is the time to start thinking about summer and how it can be leveraged to support students and close opportunity gaps. Summer has …
I’m excited to share insights from “Achievement and growth for English learners,” a new study that takes a fresh look at the academic progress of English learners in US public …
Author: Katie Carroll
In the midst of the holiday season, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released a draft FAQ addressing the requirements for school accountability in 2022 under ESSA. We won’t call this release …
Author: Laura Pinsonneault
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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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