NAEP

Hey Shawnta! NAEP Scores Are a Disaster. How Do We Improve Students’ Academic Outcomes?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is frequently called the Nation’s Report Card. In 2022—from January to March—NAEP was given to a representative section of 4th and 8th graders...

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NAEP

Let's Not Go NAEPShit. Here's What You Need to Know.

You will likely hear plenty about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on how America’s students performed on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the gold-standard test...

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Charter Schools

Samantha Bee's Latest on Education Shows She's Just Another Privileged Parent Who Doesn't Get It

Samantha Bee decided to go on the attack against school choice this week during her show, Full Frontal. Based on the first clip she played during her school choice rant, it was clear that Trump's...

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Achievement Gap

Black Excellence Does Exist and It Lives in Our Kids

I’m guilty of saying Black boys and girls are failing in school—a good chunk of us are. Going forward, I’m committing to correcting that language and mindset because I’ve realized how dangerous and...

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College Readiness

Kids Need to Write More. A Lot More.

Growing up with teachers for parents, my siblings and I were taught that writing is an indispensable skill. We attended rigorous schools and enrichment programs that provided us with many...

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school leadership

To See the Real Picture on NAEP, You Have to Know Where to Look

It would be all too easy to see the grim headlines about the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores as the whole story of what’s happening in schools across the...

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