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July 02, 2012

Engaged and Talented Teachers as a School Improvement Strategy

AASPA Board Member Richard Valenta argues that teacher engagement is a key - and often overlooked - factor in school improvement.

June 19, 2012

Planning for Intended Consequences for Education Technology

NASBE Executive Director Jim Kohlmoos calls on the education community to think big - and critically - about how we want to equip our schools for the times to come.

June 05, 2012

Federal Support Should Highlight the Good in Teacher Prep

AACTE's Jane West calls on federal policymakers to focus teacher preparation resources on strengthening teacher preparation programs over the long term, not just raise a heavy hand on accountability.

May 17, 2012

Virtual Schools Need a Grounding in Reality

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.

May 15, 2012

What We Know About Teaching Teachers

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

April 24, 2012

Measuring What Counts

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.

April 05, 2012

In Education, Don't Sacrifice the Longview in the Heat of the Now

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.

March 01, 2012

Using Evidence for Change

NASBE Executive Director Jom Kohlmoos argues that it is time for education to transform itself into an evidence-based field much like we see in medicine, energy, agriculture...and baseball.



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