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The State of Teacher Professional Learning

“The State of Teacher Professional Learning,” a report just released from Corwin, Learning Forward, and the National Education Association, shares the online responses of 6,300 teachers from across the United States in response to questions about professional development.… Read More


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How States Are Ensuring That Every Student Succeeds (ESSA)

Every state and school district will be required to implement the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA,  beginning in federal FY 2018.  This law has opportunities for states to set their own accountability standards… Read More


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Teacher Health and Wellness

Fostering Student Achievement by Supporting Teachers’ Mental and Physical Well-Being

On June 14, 2017, Committee for Children and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) held a congressional briefing on “Teacher Health and Wellness: Fostering Student Achievement by Supporting Teachers’ Mental and… Read More


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The Bully Pulpit

Introduction

Fifteen years ago, few states had explicit legislation aimed to reduce bullying. Today every state in the country has adopted policies to minimize bullying. Overall, 28 percent of students reported being victim… Read More


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Harvard’s Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference Recap

As leader of Committee for Children, a global nonprofit that strives to help the world’s children develop vital social-emotional skills through our evidence-based social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum (the Second Step program), I was excited to be invited to Harvard’s Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference (GEII this past May.… Read More


Annual Advocacy Day – A Success!

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Committee for Children held their annual Advocacy Day. In spite of snow, sleet, and rain (no flooding or pestilence, thankfully), CFC took a hearty crowd of 20 people to meet with 34 legislators and/or their staff. We were very lucky to have a number of young people go with us this year as well; they are always the stars of the show!… Read More