July 2012 Archives

NSBA's Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., is encouraged by new guidelines showing ways that public school students can safely share their views and engage in discussions about religious and political differences in environments that prohibit discrimination, bullying, and harassment.

David P. Prasse, dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago, discusses the challenges faced in forming a new partnership between his program and a local urban high school.

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel reminds us that if Congress doesn't find a balanced solution to our nation's funding challenges soon, America's children will be left out in the cold.

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly joins principals across the country in calling on Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and, in doing so, support, strengthen and invest in great principals.

John Swanson points out that customizing learning via technology is both an opportunity and a dilemma for educators, and he reminds us that widespread change will require a coordinated approach from all stakeholders.

LFA Executive Director Cheryl S. Williams relays the lessons we can learn from Superintendent C.J. Huff, who led Missouri's Joplin Public Schools through recovery from the largest tornado recorded in U.S. history.

National PTA's Sherri Wilson reminds us of the important role that families play in their children's education and shares resources they can use to help keep students learning over the summer break.

LFA Executive Director Cheryl Williams reminds us that innovation doesn't always mean technology, reviewing Michael Fullan's theory of whole system change.

AASPA Board Member Richard Valenta argues that teacher engagement is a key - and often overlooked - factor in school improvement.


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