ATES Policy Group

I spent Tuesday physically away from my students but I felt incredibly close to them as I advocated for education with my Senators’ and Congressman’s offices all day. With the new legislative year in full-speed ahead, what better time to remind electeds the importance of a well-rounded education for all students. Joining the Association for Supervision and Curriculum DevelopmentĀ (ASCD) for the legislative advocacy day made it easy. The day before, I learned about telling my

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ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama in December 2015. Since then, the Department of Education, states, and education organizations have been hard at work. The Department of Education defines new regulations and guidelines, states are busy creating new accountability and funding plans, and organizations and reform groups provide comments on draft guidelines. Each have been incredibly busy over the past year and much has happened! So…how can you

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Hello! And welcome to the blog for Annandale Terrace Elementary School’s brand-new policy group! Here, we’ll dive into education policy, what it means for students and for us – the teachers. We’ll explore the Every Student Succeeds Act, activate ourselves on Twitter, and learn about various education policy opportunities. There is much to learn, so let’s dig in! There are two things you can do right now to get started! Let’s take a look at

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