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Title IIA Funds are Vital to Teacher Growth and Student Success

By Cody Norton

Regardless of zip code. This simple yet powerful phrase has catalyzed education reform advocates and policy debates for decades as…

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Teachers Team Up to Support Teachers On Deck

By Celia Gregory

Celia Gregory and National Teacher Fellows before the Teaming Up panel at the Center for American Progress   When I…

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Food for Thought: The Benefits of Family Dinner

By Lory Peroff

There was an accident. A terrible, irreversible, accident. A young family came to Hawaii for a family reunion. They stood…

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New Opportunity Nation Report Explores How Retail Industry Expands Economic Opportunity

By Selena Gonzales Jones

Finds Positive Correlation Between Employment Rates and Key Measures of Opportunity Opportunity Nation’s latest report, Retail’s Opportunity: Exploring the Industry’s…

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The Science Behind Healthy Habits

By Rachna Govani

Build healthy habits, even though the food system doesn’t want you to—with Foodstand. A poor diet is the leading contributor…

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Broadening Perspectives: Integrating Lessons in Multiculturalism

By Amanda Zullo

This past March at an education conference, I asked a panel on multiculturalism and diversity about best practices to increase…

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What is Your EatLove? In Conversation with Monique Nadeau, Founder & CEO

As co-founder, former CEO and current board member of HopeStreet Group, can you elaborate on your personal view of the…

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The Butterfly Effect

By Dr. Elaine Vaughan

One single butterfly floating through the air with the flapping of the Monarch’s delicate wings during the winter season is…

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When I Knew

By Alisha Thompson

There is a strong desire in me to become a great voice for educators through writing about the hot topics…

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Inquiry-Based Learning in Pre-School Builds Foundation for Success in Primary and Secondary Grades

By Dr. Jonathan Gillentine

The much-maligned Common Core State Standards are designed to prepare students to be “college and career ready” by emphasizing inquiry-based…

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