The DOE's RESPECT Project reflects Learning Forward's vision of teachers collaborating not only in their teaching, but also their learning.

It's been far from perfect, but No Child Left Behind has caused states to think more seriously about professional learning.

College- and career-readiness reaches beyond content-specific knowledge and skills to include critical and creative thinking, problem solving, inquiry, and other cognitive and practical skills.

To fully embrace authenticity in leadership, we need to be willing to make ourselves vulnerable.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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