Jessica Moore

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Teacher, Weld County School District RE-1

Boulder, Colorado

Jessica is a fifth-grade teacher and professional development facilitator in the Weld RE-1 school district, which serves rural students in Platteville, Gilcrest and LaSalle, Colorado. Jessica develops comprehensive teacher training programs around Common Core State Standards for the National Math and Science Initiative and consults with local districts and teachers on how to effectively implement the standards.

She is a member of the Colorado PARCC Educator Leader Cadre and the Colorado Core Advocates, as well as a Core Advocate with the Student Achievement Partners and fellow with America Achieves and the Collaborative for Student Success. She has hosted multiple webinars and video clips in support of the college- and career-readiness standards in states across the country. She is incredibly passionate about working with students, and believes that teachers are the key to their success. She blogs at Moore Achievement.

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Posted Mar. 4, 2016
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John King Will Be a Secretary of Education Who Refuses to Make Children Wait for the Education They Deserve

According to John King, “the best ideas come from classrooms not from conference rooms.” I couldn’t agree more, nor could…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted Feb. 11, 2016
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Let’s Just Take a Deep Breath Before We Run Away From New Standardized Tests

After four years and hundreds of millions of federal Race to the Top dollars spent creating the Partnership for Assessment…

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Posted Jan. 19, 2016
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This Is Not What Respect for the Teaching Profession Looks Like

As a teacher with lots of experience giving standardized tests, I recently took one myself: an administrative placement test here…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted Dec. 7, 2015
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How This Teacher Used Google Docs to Improve Her Students’ Writing

All teachers are accustomed to receiving feedback. One suggestion I’ve been hearing more lately is to use more technology: try…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted Nov. 30, 2015
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Bringing the Courage of a Dying Friend to Her Classroom

This was a hard Thanksgiving for me. Almost a year ago to the day, one of my dearest friends was…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted Nov. 18, 2015
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Can the Truth About Testing Set Us Free?

As a fifth-grade teacher, I know testing is an important way to find out if our kids are on track.…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015
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Here’s One Thing We Did to Create Deeper Learning Opportunities for Our Students

When students return to school in the fall, they’re not the only ones starting over. As a teacher I think about…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted July 6, 2015
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The Places Kids Can Go, If Teachers Lead Them There

Many teachers I work with don’t know how to read for deeper analysis and meaning in text, an important skill…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted June 18, 2015
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Let’s Not Settle for ‘Good Enough’ Schools

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted June 5, 2015
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My High School Diploma Wasn’t What They Said It Was

The problem for far too many students in public schools around the country is that we have awarded them a…

By Jessica Moore

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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