July 24, 2012 - 1:43:17 posted by Michelle Rhee

Let’s Compete

This summer, we'll all be rooting for America's athletes to take home the gold in the summer Olympics. But our education system just isn't competing at the same level. We can do better.  Read More»

Topics: Education Research, Students, StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee

July 23, 2012 - 7:46:38 posted by Charity Hallman

Redirecting ‘Masters Bump’ Funding Would Boost Resources Dedicated to Students

The Center for American Progress recently released a report titled "The Sheepskin Effect and Student Achievement," which highlights the practice of paying a premium to teachers who hold master's degrees. Read More»

Topics: Education Research, Students, Rewarding Effective Teaching, Teacher Pay

July 20, 2012 - 3:33:41 posted by Calvin Harris

KC Councilman Overcomes Adversity and Urges Meaningful Education Reform

Students of every background and ZIP code can achieve at high levels, and Councilman Jermaine Reed of Kansas City, Missouri has proved that.  Read More»

Topics: Parent Empowerment, Rewarding Effective Teaching, Teachers, StudentsFirst

July 11, 2012 - 12:44:20 posted by Eric Lerum

CAP Report: Students Say Schools are Letting Them Down, Not Providing High-quality Lessons

Eric Lerum looks into the findings of a Center for American Progress report showing students feel unchallenged in school. Read More»

Topics: Education Research, Students, Achievement Gap

June 27, 2012 - 1:53:14 posted by Jeri Powell

New Ad Says Thanks to Gov. Malloy for Putting Kids First

A new television ad running in Connecticut thanks Governor Malloy for working to pass education reform legislation that will help ensure all Connecticut kids have access to great public schools. Read More»

June 26, 2012 - 11:19:09 posted by Hari Sevugan

On CNBC Michelle Rhee talks about need to improve public schools, asks unions to join effort

In a CNBC appearance, Michelle responds to a new poll showing confidence levels in the U.S. public education system are at an all-time low and calls on teachers unions to help solve the crisis by working with StudentsFirst in areas of agreement. Read More»

June 20, 2012 - 7:45:33 posted by Eric Lerum and Justine Jacob

Charter Schools: Accountability is Key

Eric Lerum and Justine Jacob of StudentsFirst discuss the need for state accountability laws governing the growing public charter school sector. Read More»

June 18, 2012 - 7:30:35 posted by Abby Parker

Teacher Licensing Laws Keep Talent Out of Our Classrooms

Teacher licensing laws in this country are outdated and cumbersome, creating paths to the classroom for people who come through traditional schools of education and not for others. Read More»

June 12, 2012 - 9:02:25 posted by Melissa Pancoast

Grassroots Advocacy Yields Win for Cleveland Parents

For the past few months a sobering fact has stuck with me: Only 7% of Cleveland students earn a college degree. Read More»

June 06, 2012 - 6:38:42 posted by Francisco Castillo

MEMO: A Big Night for Education Reform: Three Elections, Three Wins for Pro-Reform Candidates

StudentsFirst and other education reform groups experienced a 100% win ratio in the June 6 primary elections. Read More»

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