Policy Updates & Resources

How Can We Better Serve Low-Performing Students? An Optimist’s View

Written by Ace Parsi, Director of Innovation

The questions never came up. Prior to working at NCLD, I spent more than three years providing direct technical assistance to state policymakers on how to transform their education systems to support deeper learning, 21st century skills, and student-centered learning (largely the same concept with different labels). This work took me across the country, primarily … Continue reading How Can We Better Serve Low-Performing Students? An Optimist’s View

Voting at the Ballot Box

Give Us the Ballot

Written by Mayowa Omokanwaye

I still remember my first time walking up to the voting booth. I was nearing the end of my third semester at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I was tired and stressed from the usual grind of getting through the term. Usually, it took some work before I could make things feel “normal” and “simple.” … Continue reading Give Us the Ballot

U.S. Capitol in the Summer

June 2019 Policy News Round-Up

RISE Act Reintroduced in the HouseYou’ve already heard that the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act was reintroduced in the Senate last month. This month, a companion bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House bill is currently cosponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8), Rep. Cathy McMorris … Continue reading June 2019 Policy News Round-Up

Summer learning

Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts