April 2012 Archives

Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh argues that the link between teacher capacity and successful implementation of the Common Core is high-quality professional learning.

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly reminds us that while using data to inform decisions is important, not everything that matters can be reduced to a number.

National PTA President Betsy Landers calls on schools and communities to work together to ensure family engagement is a priority in education reform efforts.

NASSP's Bob Farrace calls on schools to shine a spotlight on the essential role that assistant principals play.

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel hopes "Bully," the movie, starts serious conversations among educators and parents nationwide, conversations about how to eliminate bullying for our schools.

Kansas LFA Chair Nancy Bolz notes that many schools with those demographics that "should" struggle beat the odds and are schools of excellence. She credits their attitude--their culture.

While politics is about what happens "rightnow," education policy should be about what happens in well into the future. NASBE's Steve Berlin talks about the role of state boards of education in ensuring a long-term view in policy decisions.

Successful middle grades teachers engage students by presenting them with opportunities to embrace their own learning and giving them the chance to explore what they take an interest in. We need to give students every chance to exceed our expectations, and this can be done while meeting standards and raising test scores.


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