Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. She writes a blog called "Inside School Research" for Education Week. Barbara Duffield is policy director for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY). John Spencer is currently a sixth-grade ELL teacher in a low-income urban school in Phoenix, AZ, and blogs regularly at Education Rethink. Melanie Link Taylor teaches both general ed. and special ed.