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June 14, 2012

Exploring New Models for Professional Learning

ISTE CEO Don Knezek believes that emerging technologies should transform not only the learning experience of students but that of teachers as well.

June 12, 2012

There is Much to Get Right...or Wrong...About the Common Core

AFT's Marla Ucelli-Kashyup reminds us that the Common Core State Standards are only be as good as the system that supports them and that to implement them successfully will require the engagement of key stakeholders such as teachers, parents, district officials, national partners and more.

June 07, 2012

Shifting Assumptions About Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning

Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh is hopeful that the evolution of the teacher evaluation conversation to include professional learning is an indication that national attention is being focused on the strategy with the greatest potential to ensure every child and every educator is receiving the support needed to be successful.

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 31, 2012

The Power of "What If" Learning

NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly urges school leaders, educators, community agencies, and parents to work together to protect and fortify arts education.

May 29, 2012

Urgency and Complacency in Public Schooling

LFA Executive Director Cheryl S. Williams questions Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's assertion that complacency is the biggest challenge facing public education in this nation, reminding us of the urgency with which education leaders are acting in school systems across the country.

May 01, 2012

Make Your Budget Communications Effort Personal

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.

April 26, 2012

Connecting Professional Learning Standards to the Common Core

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.

March 26, 2012

Communication and Engagement: The Lifeblood for School Reform Success

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.

March 22, 2012

Collective Capacity - A Consistent Theme of High Performers

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.

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