NEA President Dennis Van Roekel takes Mitt Romney's education agenda to task, calling the presidential candidate out of touch and accusing him of turning back the clock to NCLB. Van Roekel urges a more productive agenda that will help better prepare students for the challenging world of the 21st century.
June 2012 Archives
NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly believes that shifting school culture could prove to be the trickiest -- but most essential -- piece of today's most pressing education challenge: implementing the Common Core State Standards.
NASSP's Bob Farrace celebrates student service, reminding us that even as communities discuss how much they have to invest in public schools, they also derive great benefits from them.
NASBE Executive Director Jim Kohlmoos calls on the education community to think big - and critically - about how we want to equip our schools for the times to come.
ISTE CEO Don Knezek believes that emerging technologies should transform not only the learning experience of students but that of teachers as well.
AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyup reminds us that the Common Core State Standards are only be as good as the system that supports them and that to implement them successfully will require the engagement of key stakeholders such as teachers, parents, district officials, national partners and more.
Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh is hopeful that the evolution of the teacher evaluation conversation to include professional learning is an indication that national attention is being focused on the strategy with the greatest potential to ensure every child and every educator is receiving the support needed to be successful.
AACTE's Jane West calls on federal policymakers to focus teacher preparation resources on strengthening teacher preparation programs over the long term, not just raise a heavy hand on accountability.