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Straight from the Students: On Track for College and Careers

June 21, 2016

Students explain how their teachers are preparing them to succeed after high school.

Education Is the Key

May 23, 2016

Our CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann released her first annual letter highlighting some of the lessons she’s learned, including lessons from our education work. And here’s one example of how important it is for teachers to be engaged in the process of helping students reach high standards, because as Sue notes, “deep…

Straight from the Students: Finding Supportive Communities in Public Charter Schools

May 12, 2016

Students discuss their community and learning experience at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thanking Teachers Who Believe All Students Can Succeed

May 5, 2016

Through the Progress in Action campaign, we’re celebrating what works in schools. And no one in schools works harder than the teachers who dedicate every day to helping their students make progress. Teacher Appreciation Week, which begins today, is a time to recognize these teachers for not just for their tireless…

Straight from the Students: What Makes a Great Teacher

May 3, 2016 | Teacher Engagement

Students share what they appreciate about their teachers.

Straight from the Students: Tools that Work

April 24, 2016

Hear what students have to say about the digital tools that help them learn.

Calling All Teachers: Tell Us About a Tool That Works!

April 11, 2016

To do amazing work, teachers need the best tools. Just as chefs use top-grade knives to create a delicious meal, or doctors rely on accurate, dependable medical equipment to care for patients, great teachers use high-quality tools and curriculum aligned to college- and career-ready standards to help their students succeed.…

Which Tools and Curriculum Help Teachers Make #ProgressInK12?

April 11, 2016

In the first part of our Progress in Action campaign, we highlighted inspiring stories of educators who collaborate with their peers, ask their students for feedback on their teaching, and try new approaches to help all students succeed. These stories demonstrate how resourceful, flexible, and creative teachers are. Every teacher has…

National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee

What’s your progress in action story?

March 11, 2016

I’m honored to announce the official launch of our K-12 Progress in Action campaign. In the coming months, we’ll highlight and amplify the progress our partners and grantees are making to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed. Sometimes we get caught in our day to day work, leaving little…

Celebrating School Districts on the Rise

March 11, 2016

From Arkansas to Massachusetts, California to Ohio, districts across the country are making incredible progress in boosting student achievement and increasing teacher effectiveness. In Education First’s Districts Rising series, the stories of ten districts that are working to raise student achievement and prepare students for college and career are highlighted and celebrated.…