Though little research indicates that virtual schools are effective, state legislatures are approving these institutions (which typically operate with few accountability measures) at a remarkable rate. NSBA Executive Director Anne Bryant urges lawmakers to tread more cautiously in this arena.

Dr. Alison Hilsabeck, dean of the National College of Education at National Louis University, answers the question, "What do we know about teaching teachers?"

AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech urges educators to tell Congress how damaging the cuts of sequestration will be to their districts and communities.

In preparation for the full implementation of Common Core State Standards, the Association for Middle Level Education shows how middle grades principles from This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents weave with the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). When combined, these research-based concepts prepare educators to increase academic achievement for all students.

AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech offers ten steps that the federal government can take to strengthen public education in the United States.

NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin urges school leaders to be proactive in communicating about school budgets and offers strategies and tactics to help build support.

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.


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