Jack Bierwith has been the superintendent of Herricks Union Free School District on Long Island, New York for thirteen years and has guided the district as it has added language classes and integrated global competence into its curriculum for all students. Read his words of advice.
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October 21, 2014
October 17, 2014
As mentioned in our previous blog, we are beginning to see an increased interest by states to provide their students with a globally focused education, including increased access to world language programs and acknowledgement of heritage languages through seals of biliteracy. Kentucky has not only made a public statement on the importance of global competence and world languages for its students, but is taking time to evaluate the situation before moving to expansion. Lu Young explains.
October 14, 2014
The current system of preparing U.S. schools and system leaders is broken. What do principals need to know and be able to do for the leadership challenges they'll face?
October 13, 2014
School leadership was challenging when it was a technical challenge—a largely understood task of optimizing the old age cohort standards-based model. With an improving opportunity set brought about by new tools and new school models, the job is increasingly adaptive.
October 09, 2014
The standards—updated for the first time in six years—help guide preparation, training, and evaluation for principals, as well as state policy related to school leaders.
September 16, 2014
September doesn't just bring challenges for new teachers. As the school year starts, new leaders are taking the helm in several districts. Teacher Cristina Duncan Evans reaches out to them in this letter.
September 04, 2014
Take these steps to support individual growth and foster a trusting culture focused on improvement.
April 16, 2014
The study found that 56% of teachers polled are "not engaged." They may be satisfied with their jobs, but they are not emotionally connected to their schools. Another 13% are "actively disengaged.
April 15, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shares his report from the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession.
March 23, 2014
Chicago Public School officials sank to a new and unprecedented low this week. Children whose parents opted them out of testing were pulled from classrooms and questioned by officials from the district law office without parents' knowledge or consent.