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Every Student Succeeds Act
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 »
NNPA Mid-Winter Training Conference Highlights Global Expansion of the Black Press
February 1, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wrapped its Mid-Winter Training Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Orlando, Florida, where publishers, corporate partners and sponsors gathered to help move the publishing industry forward with increased sustainability for the Black Press of America. ... 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 »
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 »
Transparency in Education Improves Parental Engagement, Experts Say
December 21, 2017
Just in Time for Christmas: Education Law Requires Easy Access to Report Cards ... 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 »
ESSA Law Must Provide Necessary Investments for Success, Educators Say
March 22, 2017
Some education advocates have said that the new law doesn’t go far enough to address long-standing racial discrimination that plays out in our education system ... read more »
NAACP NATIONAL TASK FORCE ON QUALITY EDUCATION AND CHRONICALLY FAILING SCHOOLS
February 15, 2017
Effective, committed leadership—and leadership accountability—are central for developing sustainable solutions to chronically failing public schools ... read more »
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