Collaborative for Student Success

Posted Dec. 12, 2017

State Education Plans Should Be More Than Technical Exercises

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was a big win for states—shifting much of the authority for public education vision and goals from the federal…

By Jim Cowen

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Posted Dec. 12, 2017

New Jersey Skated by for Years on Misleading Graduation Rates, But Now It’s Closing the ‘Honesty Gap’

Does it seem odd to you that we’re celebrating the fact that half of New Jersey’s third-graders are at or above grade level in language…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 27, 2017

Will States Hold Their Schools Accountable Under ESSA? A New Report Sheds Some Light

The ever-reliable edu-wonks over at Bellwether Education Partners, along with the trusted folks at Collaborative for Student Success (CSS), have put together a comprehensive review…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted June 11, 2017

Education Reform Isn’t Just for Cities

School reform advocate Derrell Bradford and policy writer Andy Rotherham hit on it. Illinois education writer Tracy Dell’Angela has a blog focused on it. Teacher/education…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Oct. 19, 2016

This Isn’t Your Typical Photo-Op Bring Your Legislator to School Day

School looks a lot different than what it did in 1999 and 1979 can’t even compare. With endless information literally at our fingertips, some have…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Nov. 6, 2015

The Wall Street Journal Gets Nailed for Its Inaccurate Coverage of Common Core

Karen Nussle, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, takes the Wall Street Journal to task on its recent Common Core coverage. The Collaborative came up with a whopping 9 mistakes and misrepresentations of the standards in the Journal, which we've cross-posted on our blog. Here are a couple of them: Five years into the biggest transformation of U.S. public education in recent history, Common Core is far from…

By Education Post

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Posted Aug. 25, 2015

Polling Reinforces Support for High Standards

On August 24, 2015, Karen Nussle, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, issued the following memo on recently released poll results and the public’s opinions on…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Apr. 10, 2015

More Fizzle Than Spark: GOP Efforts to Sink Common Core Are Failing

In the wake of last year’s midterms, Common Core standards appeared to be squarely in the crosshairs of newly-elected Republican majorities that swept into office…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Nov. 14, 2014

A Republican’s Take on Common Core and the Midterms Elections

There is no question about this, Republicans did have an historic wave of wins in statehouses across the country on Election Day. In fact, the…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

Here’s How You Know When You Need to Check Your Microaggressions at the Front Door

If I had money to wager, I’d bet that if you’re a female teacher, this has happened to you. You’re in a meeting and you…

By Shanna Peeples

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

It’s Damn Near Impossible to Be a Teacher-Leader and Still Teach

A few weeks ago, I was out of the classroom. When I came back, the substitute teacher’s notes were not good. “I wish I could…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Mar. 20, 2018

Black Girls Need More Than Michelle Obama

There’s danger in the singular Michelle Obama Black girl role-model narrative. There has been a beautiful picture circulating of a young African-American girl looking up…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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