Roberto Viramontes (Former Staff)

Resources by Roberto Viramontes


House Legislation on ESEA – Far from Ideal, Yet Gaining Traction

| February 28, 2012 |

Educators, school districts, governors, parents and other stakeholders have waited since 2007 for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently


Half-Time in America: Time to Reclaim Disconnected Youth

| February 16, 2012 |

If you caught Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl commercial, perhaps you got shivers going up your spine as Eastwood spoke about tough economic times and


It Makes Sense: A Comprehensive Strategies Model within ESEA to Improve Student Achievement

| December 19, 2011 |

The challenge of educating our students must not fall on schools alone; the whole community must be engaged.First Focus Campaign for Children works to


ESEA Reauthorization and Our Teachers: Diminishing the Teacher Profession Only hurts our Most Deserving Students

| December 19, 2011 |

As we wait for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to make it out of Congress in 2012 (don’t hold your breath), the First



Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) and the Coalition for Teaching Quality host Briefing on Fully-Prepared Teachers

| December 9, 2011 |

On December 8th, 2011, Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) in partnership with the Coalition for Teaching Quality (which the First Focus Campaign for Children belongs


Although Far From Perfect, NCLB Makes It Out of Mark-Up

| October 26, 2011 |

After months of negotiations between Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Michael Enzi (R-WY), and after 15 hours of debate over amendments last week, the


Uphill Battle on School Facilities and Teacher Jobs

| October 22, 2011 |

Even though the American Jobs Act was voted down in the Senate last week, portions of the bill have been broken up into derivative


ESEA Reauthorization is Here, So We Think

| October 19, 2011 |

After eight months of negotiations between Senate HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY), an agreement for a base


Partnerships and Wraparounds – The DIPLOMA ACT Addresses the Comprehensive Needs of Students

| July 25, 2011 |

In an era where students, parents, schools and educators still await the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, it is great to