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.

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

NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin argues that to be successfully implemented, school reform efforts require proactive communication and engagement campaigns. He offers three "game-changers" when it comes to communicating school reform.

Reflecting on the International Summit of the Teaching Profession and a recent study visit to Asia, AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyap finds that one commonality stands out in the systematic approaches high-performing countries have taken to educational improvement: Collective capacity.

After a decade at the helm of a vibrant and increasingly international association, ISTE CEO Don Knezek is more convinced than ever that we must move our education system into the digital age. He offers five lessons to help us do so.

A recent survey from AASA finds that school administrators anticipate new budget cuts next school year, meaning they will again have to make tough decisions about what programs and personnel to cut.

Last July, Learning Forward released the Standards for Professional Learning - standards that belong to the field, not to any one organization.


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