January 2012 Archives

Celebrate Digital Learning Day

National and state events highlight the Alliance for Excellent Education's celebration of Digital Learning Day.

Response to State of the Union Address

In his State of the Union address, President Obama emphasizes the need to ensure that all teachers get the support they need to be successful. We agree.

How States Are Progressing on the Common Core

A Center for Education Policy report updates us on year two of states' implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Five Functions of Effective School Leaders

A new Wallace report looks at 10 years of research to determine what successful principals do.

Time to Face the Challenges at Hand

Research consistently affirms the importance of two factors in producing the best results for students: quality of teaching and leadership. We must move that research into practice.

Renewing Our Professional Learning Commitment

The new year offers an opportunity to reflect on what we are doing to create and sustain professional learning teams that put student learning first.

Terms Carry Meaning

The term professional learning emphasizes that learning is a process that continues over time, extends into practice, and expects results for students.

Keys to Engaging Thought Leaders

Reaching out to business and community leaders is an important step in achieving the Standards for Professional Learning.

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