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December 13, 2012

Rich State, Poor State: The Accountability and Capacity Gap in Arizona's Public School Policies

Arizona Education Coalition Liaison JoAnne Hilde claims that Arizona is a state with public schools rich in accountability and dirt poor in capacity, with policymakers driven by the former and seemingly oblivious to the latter.

November 29, 2012

Moving the Education Agenda Forward

While America's educators are frustrated with attacks on public education, AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech points out that they are not without guilt, for failing to put forth a vision of what true reform should look like.

November 13, 2012

Open Letter to Federal Leadership Re: Comprehensive Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind

National PTA President Betsy Landers urges federal leadership to come together to fix No Child Left Behind.

October 10, 2012

Supporting the Early-Career Principal

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

September 25, 2012

'Won't Back Down': Turning Around a Failing School Is Everyone's Business

NSBA Executive Director Anne Bryant reminds us that in most public schools, teachers, administrators, and school boards are working together to ensure that all children receive a strong public education.

September 13, 2012

Partners Needed at the State Level to Effect Long-Term Change

NASBE President Gayle Manchin urges states to leverage their boards of education in promoting the importance of school-community partnerships.

August 30, 2012

Getting the Facts Straight on Preparing Educators

AACTE President and CEO Sharon Robinson urges the higher education community, k12 educators, policymakers and others to get the facts straight and move together beyond the persistent doubts about the efficacy of educator preparation.

July 24, 2012

What Sequestration Means to Students

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.

July 19, 2012

Politics or Policy?

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.

June 28, 2012

Out of Touch and Turning Back the Clock: Romney on Education

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.

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