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State Policy

Teach Plus teachers influence state policy by testifying before state legislatures, meeting with lawmakers, publishing reports, policy briefs, and op-eds—and by mobilizing teachers in their state on issues of concern to them and their students.

HOLDING ONTO HIGH STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS

Since 2010, Massachusetts districts and teachers have invested significant time and money implementing the Common Core State Standards. During the 2015-16 school year, both the standards and the new state assessment designed to align to the Common Core (PARCC) came under political threat. Teach Plus teachers fought for the system they believe supports students in developing the knowledge and skills needed in the 21st century.    

Read more about our teachers’ advocacy in Massachusetts.