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September 27, 2012

Common Core Implementation Requires Building Educator Capacity

Learning Forward's Tracy Crow reminds us that when we ask educators to shift what they teach and how they teach, we must acknowledge that they'll need deep and sustained professional learning to build new knowledge and skills.

September 25, 2012

'Won't Back Down': Turning Around a Failing School Is Everyone's Business

NSBA Executive Director Anne Bryant reminds us that in most public schools, teachers, administrators, and school boards are working together to ensure that all children receive a strong public education.

September 20, 2012

Strong School Leaders Key to Solving Digital Age Education Challenges

ISTE CEO Brian Lewis reminds us that to develop pragmatic solutions to digital age challenges, school leaders need opportunities to thoughtfully explore and discuss options, as well as learn from each other.

September 11, 2012

To Innovate, Look to Those Who Educate

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap shares examples of how AFT's Innovation Fund is investing in creative ideas by practitioners, for practitioners, to solve problems.

August 09, 2012

Design Learning With Intentionality, Then Tweet About It

Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh writes about the importance of designing adult learning carefully and the role Twitter can play.

August 02, 2012

Solution-Driven Unionism: By Teachers, For Teachers

AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyup discusses solution-driven unionism and the new resource "Share My Lesson," which serves as a digital filing cabinet of lesson plans, student activities, teacher strategies, quizzes, handouts, videos and more, organized and searchable by topic, sub-topic, grade, and type of resource.

July 26, 2012

A New Chapter for University-Urban High School Partnerships in Chicago

David P. Prasse, dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago, discusses the challenges faced in forming a new partnership between his program and a local urban high school.

July 17, 2012

Systems Change

John Swanson points out that customizing learning via technology is both an opportunity and a dilemma for educators, and he reminds us that widespread change will require a coordinated approach from all stakeholders.

June 28, 2012

Out of Touch and Turning Back the Clock: Romney on Education

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel takes Mitt Romney's education agenda to task, calling the presidential candidate out of touch and accusing him of turning back the clock to NCLB. Van Roekel urges a more productive agenda that will help better prepare students for the challenging world of the 21st century.

June 26, 2012

The Intersection Between the Common Core and School Culture

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly believes that shifting school culture could prove to be the trickiest -- but most essential -- piece of today's most pressing education challenge: implementing the Common Core State Standards.

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