Karen Nussle

Guest Blogger

Washington, D.C.

Karen is a veteran communications strategist with experience in the private, public, political and non-profit sectors. Her work has included strategic communications plans, public relations, advocacy campaigns, corporate communications, strategic planning, lobbying and advocacy and media training.

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Posted Nov. 6, 2015

9 Ways the Wall Street Journal Got It Wrong on Common Core

This week the Wall Street Journal published an extensive front page story that, at best, misrepresented the persistence of the…

By Karen Nussle

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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…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted June 9, 2015

Just ‘Tell It Like It Is,’ Chris Christie: The Standards Are Working

A crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls has some candidates doing cartwheels to appeal to voters, shamelessly recanting past beliefs…

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…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Feb. 2, 2015

10 Questions for Candidates Pandering on Common Core

“Let the pandering begin!” That’s how radio host Jan Mickelson kicked off the Iowa Freedom Summit last weekend, an event…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

Without Data, We Can’t Fight for Our Students’ Futures

Sometimes, data can seem pesky. Just ask the folks who continue to suggest that coronavirus spikes are merely the result of increased testing. “You know…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

It’s Not a Discipline Problem, You’re Just Not Engaging Your Students

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor classroom management aren’t strong instructional. I would never assume…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Nov. 23, 2020

One Memphis Mom (and Grandma) Has a Thanksgiving Message for Joe Biden

Sarah Carpenter, executive director of Memphis Lift, spent much of the 2020 primary season bringing her message—her plea—for liberation from failing schools to all who were…

By Erika Sanzi

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