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A Dream Deferred — Is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Just Another Elusive Dream?
February 7, 2019
In 1951, Langston Hughes laid bare the anxious aspirations of millions of Black people in America with his poem, “A Dream Deferred.” In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded America of the promissory note written to its citizens guaranteeing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, in his “I Have a Dream” speech. ... read more »
EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis 
January 3, 2019
Francis has visited over 25 high-performing schools across the nation to learn what it takes to make award-winning, high-quality public charter schools. She believes charter schools offer an alternative option to parents and students who are not satisfied with the options available to them.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Response to Secretary DeVos’ Plan to Arm Teachers
August 31, 2018
“This is yet another example of Secretary Betsy DeVos’s disdain for our nation’s public schools and underscores the urgent need for Democrats to remain steadfast in the fight to safeguard our students, teachers, and schools.” ... read more »
NNPA Polls Black Parents on the Every Student Succeeds Act
August 30, 2018
The NNPA has a track record of success for measuring the pulse of the Black community. ... read more »
America’s Teachers Need More Community, Parental Support
August 27, 2018
The latest data from the Center for American Progress shows that the average salary for an attorney is more than two times that of elementary and middle school educators. The Washington Post reported last week that nearly 1 in 10 hosts who rent out their apartments, homes and spaces on Airbnb are teachers. Low salaries, compared with other college graduates, may inhibit highly-effective professionals from pursuing a career in education; specifically for people of color who currently make up just seven percent of public school teachers. ... read more »
School Choice Not the Right Choice for All Students
May 31, 2018
The Trump Administration has proposed to decrease funding to authorized investments for public schools while increasing funding opportunities for school choice programs and private school vouchers. Ninety percent of children in America attend public schools. Increased funding to school choice programs, while reducing funding to public schools is a strategy that leaves behind our most vulnerable students ... read more »
ESSA Demands Full Transparency on K-12 Educational Funding
April 19, 2018
According to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) all public schools will be required to give fully-detailed reports on how and where they spend institutional funding. ... read more »
Raising Emotionally Competent Children
March 1, 2018
Social and emotional competence yields similar academic gains as strictly educational interventions. ... read more »
NNPA Publishers Address Equity in Education in their Newspapers
February 1, 2018
NNPA Publishers Raise Awareness about the Every Student Succeeds Act in the Black Community ... read more »
Chicago Public Schools Working to Close Achievement Gap
January 25, 2018
Research has also revealed that Chicago students, on average, repeatedly outperform their peers outside the city. ... read more »
Tracking The Collapse Of Urban Public Schooling
September 14, 2017
In today’s high-tech, increasingly global society, culturally responsive, knowledge-based performance and decision-making are necessary attributes of the educated person. ... read more »
Why Standards are Important under the Every Student Succeeds Act
August 24, 2017
There was no way to determine if a student passing one state’s standards was equivalent to a student’s level of accomplishment in another state. ... read more »
New NNPA Chair Presents Bold Vision for Group’s Role in U.S. Education Policy
July 13, 2017
New NNPA Chair Talks about the Every Student Succeeds Act ... read more »
Ensuring the Promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act
May 25, 2017
High poverty school districts are often overwhelmed by the external consequences of poverty that distract students from learning and prevent effective classroom instruction. ... read more »
Parental Involvement Essential for ESSA
April 12, 2017
According to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), President Barack Obama’s education law, states and local school districts are required to intervene in the lowest-performing schools, including those that serve low-income children and minorities. ... read more »
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