In order for ESSA to achieve significant equity-minded improvements, state-level policymakers must be willing to significantly depart from NCLB practices and norms.
NEPC's Blog Post of the Day features a selection of interesting and insightful blog posts that apply a researcher perspective to important education policy issues. The views expressed by the bloggers are entirely their own. If you have read or written a research-related blog that you would like to have considered for reposting as a Blog Post of the Day, please email us at email@example.com
The Commercialism in Education Research Unit (CERU) publishes research and analyses on topics related to school commercialism. It is the only national academic research unit dedicated to this topic. CERU is guided by the belief that mixing commercial activities with public education raises fundamental issues of public policy, curriculum content, the proper relationship of educators to the students entrusted to them, and the values that the schools embody.
The Initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Learning (IDEAL) uses collaborations and strategic communication of research to assist policy makers, educators, the media, and the public in understanding research related to equity and racial diversity with the goal of advancing opportunities and school success for all students.
The National Education Policy Center seeks to identify and recognize excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps and build on student strengths by creating and supporting engaging learning opportunities for all their students.
The Schools of Opportunity that we recognize will serve as models, informing and inspiring the efforts of educators and communities throughout the US to become high schools that promote both excellence and equity.