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.


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.


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.


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