September 8, 2016

ESSA in 5 minutes: Part I—Assessment

By Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs As a civil rights law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 includes requirements for state assessment and accountability to ensure every student has access to a good education and is […]
September 11, 2014

The over-testing dilemma and a vision of efficiency

By Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs Today’s students are the most tested in history. Teachers feel the pain of over-testing more than most, because they directly witness its effects on their students. They see firsthand the stress many […]
February 27, 2014

Catch kids before they fall

By Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs I believe that education is the only way to social justice. That belief led me to an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction, with a reading […]