Welcome to the ATES Policy Group!

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 them:

  1. Create a Twitter account if you don’t have one already. Find a professional photo to add to your profile and you are set! We’ll talk more about tweeting and your profile later, but let’s start simple 🙂 On Twitter, follow: @matthewstensrud (me!), @fcpsnews, @teachplus, @usedgov, @teachtolead, @ascd, @nctq, @edtrust to get started! Next, explore! What are your new followers posting, who do they follow? Click around and you’ll find many other people to follow!

    Check out the Department of Education's Twitter page here and notice how you can also find suggested followers to follow on the right side of the page!

    Check out the Department of Education’s Twitter page here and notice how you can also find suggested followers to follow on the right side of the page!

  2. Next, let’s sign you up for some great education-related policy news. Here’s some links for great blogs and websites to sign up for their newsletters and information. It’s invaluable as you begin to digest what’s in the news regarding education and ed policy:
    1. POLITICO Morning Education
    2. Education Week
    3. TeachStrong
    4. Chalkbeat
    5. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – Educational Leadership
    6. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – Educator Advocates
    7. TNTP: Reimagine Teaching
    8. NEA Today

That’s good to get started, yea? Any other websites, blogs, newsletters or tweeters out there that YOU suggest?! Share them in the comments below!

Look out for a primer on the Every Student Succeeds Act next week! – Matthew

Posted in ATES Education Policy.

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