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January 26, 2013

Delivering on the Promise of Technology to Accelerate Educational Improvements

Brian Lewis, CEO of International Society for Technology in Education outlines the importance of technology in the classroom and the future benefits on children who graduate into a world where they will be competing for jobs on a global level - not only on a local, state or national level.

January 10, 2013

Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common-Core Achievement

Mel Riddile of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, details five essential school wide conditions for the Common Core State Standards that will fundamentally shift the way principals lead schools.

October 23, 2012

It Takes a City: Building Blocks, Builders, and Tools Are Needed for Real Instructional Reform

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.

October 18, 2012

Recognizing Progress in Implementing the Common Core State Standards

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

October 02, 2012

Plan Student Assessment With Common Core in Mind

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.

September 27, 2012

Common Core Implementation Requires Building Educator Capacity

Learning Forward's Tracy Crow reminds us that when we ask educators to shift what they teach and how they teach, we must acknowledge that they'll need deep and sustained professional learning to build new knowledge and skills.

September 11, 2012

To Innovate, Look to Those Who Educate

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap shares examples of how AFT's Innovation Fund is investing in creative ideas by practitioners, for practitioners, to solve problems.

September 04, 2012

Parents Agree: Funding Shortfalls Shortchange Students, Families, and Communities

National PTA President Betsy Landers calls on parents to demand better education for our nation's children that is both equitably financed and reflective of our nation's shared interest.

August 02, 2012

Solution-Driven Unionism: By Teachers, For Teachers

AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyup discusses solution-driven unionism and the new resource "Share My Lesson," which serves as a digital filing cabinet of lesson plans, student activities, teacher strategies, quizzes, handouts, videos and more, organized and searchable by topic, sub-topic, grade, and type of resource.

July 17, 2012

Systems Change

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.

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