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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 Press Contact: Courtney Haynes (540) 320-4494 June 12, 2013   (Washington, DC) – Hope Street Group, a national nonprofit organization known for its teacher engagement work, announced today its inaugural cohort of Kentucky Teacher Fellows. These 21 educators were chosen from a large pool of highly competitive candidates...

“If I don’t pass the test, it will make you look bad.” The words stung me deeply as they left the mouth of my former 6th grade student. The dreaded state-testing window was quickly approaching, and I wanted my students to perform well. I was...

Unions are professional organizations. They provide services for teachers that cover an incredible gamut of purposes. Yet, despite all the positive work teachers' unions do for students, and education in general, some groups continue to criticize these organizations without really understanding their purpose and their...

I recently attended a briefing on technology in the classroom. CQ Roll Call and Samsung sponsored the event, which began with guest speakers Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of California. Senator Isakson made the point that many textbooks are often used...

Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is a classic. When I think about today's bridge over troubled water, I think about how prepared I am to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). I think about how to bridge Common Core State Standards and...

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