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  • September 30, 2015

    I’ve been a Spanish teacher for more than 30 years. All of the voices of educators I’ve known – in urban, suburban, public and private schools – sounded in my head last Wednesday as I listened to Secretary Duncan launch the RESPECT Project, a national agenda to radically transform and elevate the teaching profession. At […]

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  • September 30, 2015

    “Our goal is to work with educators in rebuilding their profession—and to elevate the teacher voice in shaping federal, state and local education policy,” said Secretary Duncan today at the launch of the RESPECT Project. “Our larger goal is to make teaching not only America’s most important profession—but America’s most respected profession,” he said.

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  • September 30, 2015

    “Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let’s offer schools a deal.  Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility:  To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren’t […]

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  • September 30, 2015

    Update: ParentCamp participants coming to the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, October 26, should use the C Street entrance to the building. Online participants should head to the ParentCamp website.

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  • September 30, 2015

    Como padre de dos niños en las escuelas públicas, aprecio que las escuelas me informan con frecuencia sobre el progreso de mis hijos — a menudo hasta una vez por semana. Pero aun así a veces me pregunto cuál es el nivel de mis hijos en comparación con otros niños de su edad en el distrito, estado y país.

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  • September 30, 2015

    As a parent of two children in public schools, I appreciate how often I get updates on how they’re doing in school—sometimes as often as once a week! But it often leaves me wondering how my kids are stacking up against other kids their age in the district, state and country. And even as an employee at the Department of Education, I’m not always sure what questions I should be asking.

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  • September 30, 2015

    Los padres son un ingrediente imprescindible de la educación. Los padres pueden ser la voz de grandes expectativas para los niños y para apoyar a los educadores en la creación de escuelas donde todos los niños reciban lo que necesitan para tener éxito.

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  • September 30, 2015

    Parents are critical assets in education. Parents can be a voice for high expectations for children and for supporting educators in creating schools where all children receive what they need to succeed.

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