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January 09, 2013

Family and Community Engagement: The Critical But Often Missing Ingredient!

Dr. Nancy Bolz, Director of Kansas Learning First Alliance, details the importance of open-communication when engaging the family and community in the school culture.

January 02, 2013

Words Count: Let's Change How We Talk About Public Schools

LFA Executive Director Cheryl Williams calls for a change in the conversation around public education in this nation.

December 27, 2012

Top Posts of 2012

From creating a digital culture to finding common ground on bullying, our most viewed posts of 2012 cover a wide range of topics. Enjoy!

December 20, 2012

Meaningful Solutions for School Safety in the Newtown Aftermath

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly believes that in addition to school safety, the Sandy Hook tragedy has raised much larger issues about student mental health issues and the glaring need for more coordinated community and school services available to principals who need them to help their students and families.

December 19, 2012

Society's Obligations

In the wake of the tragedy at Newtown, ASCA Executive Director Kwok-Sze Wong reminds us that the United States has the highest number of guns per capita in the world - and the highest rate of untreated or undertreated mental illness.

November 20, 2012

Communication and Engagement Pave the Way to School Success

NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin reminds us that if we firmly believe in our schools, we must go to bat for them in proactive communication efforts.

November 01, 2012

The U.S. Education System Is Not Failing

NASBE's Steve Berlin believes that while we should aspire to greater success for our students, the nation's schools as a whole are succeeding.

October 30, 2012

School Leaders Should Take a Lesson From NASCAR

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.

October 25, 2012

Parents' Role in School Lunch

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

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.

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