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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.

August 28, 2012

Why I Want to Teach: The Voice of a Young Teacher

Sarah Nicholas, recent high school graduate and National Student President of the Future Educators Association® (part of the PDK International Family of Associations), explains why she wants to go into teaching.

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.

June 14, 2012

Exploring New Models for Professional Learning

ISTE CEO Don Knezek believes that emerging technologies should transform not only the learning experience of students but that of teachers as well.

June 07, 2012

Shifting Assumptions About Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning

Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh is hopeful that the evolution of the teacher evaluation conversation to include professional learning is an indication that national attention is being focused on the strategy with the greatest potential to ensure every child and every educator is receiving the support needed to be successful.

May 29, 2012

Urgency and Complacency in Public Schooling

LFA Executive Director Cheryl S. Williams questions Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's assertion that complacency is the biggest challenge facing public education in this nation, reminding us of the urgency with which education leaders are acting in school systems across the country.

March 29, 2012

Teacher Education Reform Centers on Student Learning

Reform comes to educator preparation: AACTE CEO Sharon Robinson shares how some university-based educator preparation programs are making changes to improve student learning.

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