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December 11, 2012

Lessons Gleaned From the Louisiana School Voucher Ruling

NSBA President C. Ed Massey celebrates a recent court ruling that using public tax dollars for private school vouchers is unconstitutional.

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.

August 23, 2012

The Seven Most Surprising Findings of the 2012 PDK/Gallup Poll on Public Schools

PDK Executive Director Bill Bushaw shares seven surprising findings from this year's PDK/Gallup poll on the public's attitudes towards the public schools.

June 26, 2012

The Intersection Between the Common Core and School Culture

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.

June 12, 2012

There is Much to Get Right...or Wrong...About the Common Core

AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyup reminds us that the Common Core State Standards are only be as good as the system that supports them and that to implement them successfully will require the engagement of key stakeholders such as teachers, parents, district officials, national partners and more.

May 31, 2012

The Power of "What If" Learning

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly urges school leaders, educators, community agencies, and parents to work together to protect and fortify arts education.

May 24, 2012

Don't Politicize the Common Core State Standards!

National PTA Executive Director Eric Hargis asks that we stop politicizing the Common Core State Standards so that they can reach their full potential in benefiting the nation's students.

May 22, 2012

Fix the Fixation on Testing

AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyap calls on education stakeholders to end the fixation on low-quality, high-stakes assessments in favor of an accountability system that integrates testing with teaching and learning, and measures deeper subject matter knowledge and whether students have the skills to use it.

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