Moving ESSA from Main Street to the Statehouse

In events leading up to the POSA vote, NEA President Lilly Eskelsen García and more than 400 other educators and community members rallied on March 13 at MSEA headquarters in Annapolis to advocate for a narrative of positive change around ESSA. Despite a forecast of heavy snow, educators marched to legislative office buildings to visit

Tentative Agreement Reached to Reduce Standardized Testing

Members of the Sacramento Classroom Teachers Association’s (SCTA) ESSA Implementation Team are being credited with leading the way to a tentative agreement to reduce standardized testing within the Sacramento City Unified School District. The team of SCTA members created a broad coalition of students, families, and community partners to participate in the bargaining process. In

Democrats Override Maryland Governor’s Anti-Public Education Veto

On April 6, Democrats from the Maryland General Assembly stood with parent, educator, and civil rights groups to override Gov. Hogan’s veto of the Protect Our Schools Act —legislation that will make the state a leader in closing opportunity gaps, reducing standardized testing, and preventing school privatization. “Today was a huge day for public education