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NTC Statement on School Violence

NTC Statement on School Violence By Liam Goldrick and Wendy Baron At a time of unspeakable tragedy and violence, our nation is witnessing a historic outpouring of student leadership. Students from across America are speaking up, challenging the status quo, and insisting our political leaders take actions that will reduce gun violence. Recent public statements by students reveal that they are worried about the easy access to guns and believe that arming teachers is not […]

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Support Student Success by Supporting Teacher Success – Title II Day of Action

By Liam Goldrick, Director of Policy Teachers and school principals are the two most important school-based factors for student success. If we aren’t properly supporting our educators, we can expect that educational progress will stagnate and inequities will deepen. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law a year and a half ago, and Supporting Effective Instruction (Title II, Part A) was made a critical component of the law. However, the proposed elimination […]

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A Tweetchat for Change

By Tracy Kremer, New Teacher Center Director of Communication … Last week, we hosted New Teacher Center’s first Twitter chat, using #NTCedchat, on the topic of changing the odds for students by leveraging the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a catalyst. ESSA provides a great opportunity to reignite dialogue on a variety of education issues, and to change the odds for students. It returns significant authority over education to states and localities […]

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Change the Odds with ESSA

By Liam Goldrick, Director of Policy —  Opportunity, hard work and equity are part of our nation’s ethos. Even amid the real struggles we face every day, many of us cling tightly to these ideals. And while researchers have just detected a narrowing of the achievement gap for the first time in decades, bringing us closer to our ideals, those same researchers predict the gap won’t completely close for another 60 to 110 years. We know […]

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