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.
This is a good question, and one that Catherine Gewertz addresses in her blog at Education Week – What Do Kentucky Test Results Foreshadow for the Common Core.
In her blog she …
Author: John Wood, NWEA
Topics: Policy & advocacy
One of the hallmarks and frustrations of the field of education is the imprecision of the language. In education we call the same thing by many names, or we use the same term to mean many different …
In several blog posts, I have expressed misgivings about “close reading” as an aspect of the implementation of the CCSS, most recently in this post. Last month, CUNY English professor Aaron …
During Morning Meeting, I asked my 5th graders to use an adjective to describe their summer. I chose “inspiring.” As the 2016 Virginia Teacher of the Year, I had an inspiring summer – the kind …
Author: Natalie DiFusco-Funk, West Salem Elementary School
A recent study, published in the Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, found that students who participated in an Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program …
Author: Beth Tarasawa, NWEA
Topics: Research, Policy & advocacy
They are in your schools now. And there are more coming—lots more. Are you ready for them?
This year, more than 3.8 million students enrolled in kindergarten at public schools across the United …
Author: Derrick Vargason, NWEA
Today, the National Assessment of Education Progress, or NAEP, scores were released. What some call “the nation’s report card” often starts a debate about what NAEP results tell us about how …
Author: Chris Minnich, NWEA
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The Policy and Advocacy team works to expand excellence and equity in education, from Congress to the classroom.
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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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