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August 22, 2014 posted by Juliana Ramirez

Quality Teachers for All

For many families, back-to-school season means shopping for new clothes, buying school supplies, getting kids used to waking up early again, and being back on carpool duty. But for me, this time of the year means I must, once again, research the classes and teachers my little sister is assigned to. Read more

August 21, 2014 posted by Jacob Waters

Working Through the Challenges of Reform

High quality assessments are a critical part of an effective education. Data from assessments gives teachers, school leaders, parents, and policymakers the information they need to adjust programs and instruction to ensure that all kids are getting the effective education they deserve. Read more

August 20, 2014 posted by Alan Spero

How I transferred my son out of a low-performing school

As a staff member at StudentsFirst, I’m well aware of the challenges and frustrations parents face when they realize their kids are attending a failing or low-performing school; often their kids are trapped at these schools strictly due to their zip code, and it’s too costly to enroll them in a private institution (if one is even available). Read more

August 19, 2014 posted by Sean Gill

Public Supports Changing the Status Quo in Education

There’s no doubt that some of the policies for which StudentsFirst advocates challenge the status quo in education. But at the same time, we’ve always believed they are not only well-researched, but common sense. Read more

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