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January 28, 2013

21st-Century Solutions to 21st-Century Problems

Richard Wong, Executive Director of American School Counselor Association outlines that real education reform must take into account the changes in society and their effects on our students.

January 17, 2013

It's Time We Were Ready to Support School Readiness

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap of the American Federation of Teachers, outlines the importance of school readiness and early childhood education.

November 15, 2012

Finland's Secret Sauce: Its Teachers

Kappan Editor-in-Chief Joan Richardson examines Finland's teacher education system, one of the key factors leading to the nation's success on international education assessments.

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.

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.

July 05, 2012

Innovation: Sometimes It's Not About Technology

LFA Executive Director Cheryl Williams reminds us that innovation doesn't always mean technology, reviewing Michael Fullan's theory of whole system change.

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.

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.

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.

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