"I believe so strongly that we have not only an opportunity but an obligation to act now and reimagine a different future for education in partnership with our students, says guest blogger and TFA CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard.


"The reality is this will be an incredibly difficult year for students, families, and teachers. But it cannot be a lost year," says guest blogger and TFA CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard.


"When we pair the highest expectations for our students with teaching that is rooted in love and support, our children can achieve and thrive. We need that now, perhaps more than ever," says guest blogger Elisa Villanueva Beard.


Alex Baron, resident assistant principal of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in the District of Columbia, asks whether teachers will model the bravery, creativity, and flexible spirit they expect of their students.


Alex Baron, resident assistant principal of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in the District of Columbia, offers a strategy from elementary through high school to engage students and prepare them for life after K-12.


Alex Baron, resident assistant principal of E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in the District of Columbia, takes over the blog today to explore why on earth students hate school so much.


While I'm away on my regular summer sabbatical, Straight Up has a stellar lineup of guests who've kindly agreed to step in.


The November elections, slightly more than three months away, could be the most momentous for education in American history.


Louise Dubé, the executive director of iCivics, talks to Rick about efforts to revitalize civics education, its challenges, and why it's imperative for the United States to do so.


Civics ed. should be about producing more citizens, community leaders, and public officials who argue respectfully, forge bonds of trust, build new institutions, and find ways to revitalize and repair what seems to be broken.


The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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