October 2012 Archives

NSBA President C. Ed Massey believes that the teams running school districts are like NASCAR pit crews: If any one crew member fails, then the whole team fails.

National PTA President Betsy Landers asks parents to send positive messages about healthier school food.

AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyup reminds us that not only do we need to implement the Common Core, we need to do it well. And that requires conviction, knowledge, resources, and tools for all the key players in the education community.

AACTE President and CEO Sharon P. Robinson reminds us that the institutions that prepare teachers are critical to successful implementation of the Common Core.

ASCA Executive Director Kwok-Sze Wong reminds us that bullies themselves are a vital key in bullying prevention efforts, offering several strategies to help change the behavior of students who bully.

NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin celebrates the "all-in" approach that communities around the country are taking to meet the diverse needs of many of their children.

NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti asks us to provide principals the support they need to lead the schools we all want.

AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech offers suggestions to help community groups and nonprofits "scale the school wall" - form partnerships with schools to support the education of the total child.

The implementation of Common Core State Standards affects both instruction and assessment of students. Kate Garrison, AMLE author and director of professional development with Measured Progress, offers suggestions for successfully assessing students with CCSS in mind.


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