May 09, 2012 - 12:00:52 posted by StudentsFirst

A wall of heartfelt thanks

It's Teacher Appreciation Day and StudentsFirst members across the country have left messages honoring teachers. Listen to them now! Read More»

May 03, 2012 - 11:08:09 posted by Sharra Weasler

Add your voice - thank a teacher

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Add your voice to our special message for teachers. Read More»

May 02, 2012 - 9:50:24 posted by Rebecca Sibilia

“Education Is the Key to a Healthy Economy”

A great op-ed in the Wall Street Journal talks about the costs of our failure to provide a great education for every child. Read More»

April 24, 2012 - 3:28:52 posted by Natalie Gould

Yelling Across the Green

At University of Pennsylvania, StudentsFirst Campus Director Natalie Gould rallies fellow students around the importance of improving our schools through campus events and "yelling across the green." Read More»

April 20, 2012 - 11:14:02 posted by Abby Parker

Calling all teachers

Teachers' voices are critical when it comes to improving our schools. StudentsFirst is now taking applications for the 2012-13 Teacher Fellows Program to support teachers who want to help lead the effort to drive positive change in our schools. Read More»

April 18, 2012 - 9:44:44 posted by StudentsFirst

Under Spending, Overspending or Misspending?

Michelle Rhee's TEDx presentation earlier this month discussed the disturbing facts around education spending and the need to put resources against programs that work. Read More»

April 05, 2012 - 2:44:06 posted by Rebecca Sibilia

Bringing effective teachers to struggling schools

The Institute of Education Sciences takes an in depth look at the initial impact of a program which incentivizes effective teachers to teach at struggling schools. Read More»

March 28, 2012 - 12:17:47 posted by Percilla Ortega

Laser Focus on Students

Teacher Percilla Ortega blogs about the San Jose stop of the California Listening Tour with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee. Read More»

March 21, 2012 - 1:52:38 posted by Nithya Joseph

Examining Effective School Leadership

StudentsFirst policy analyst Nithya Joseph looks at a recent study about the impact of effective principals and discusses the policy implications of the findings. Read More»

March 19, 2012 - 12:52:22 posted by Michelle Jahnke

What about principals?

Veteran teacher Michele Jahnke blogs about the importance of effective school leadership and the need for principal evaluation to focus on the ability of a principal to lead and manage positive change. Read More»

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