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By Carol François, Director of Learning, Learning Forward When I was a classroom teacher, it seemed right around March and April, students' minds began wandering to visions of blissful summer vacations. Spring Break exacerbated the problem since the...  Read More >
By Rebecca Ralston, Manager of Youth Leadership On Tuesday, March 25, Special Olympics Project UNIFY staff, along with youth leaders and educators from across the country, presented to the Department of Education on the power and growth of Project...  Read More >
By Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association I have good news and bad news regarding the President’s FY15 Budget proposal. First of all the budget adheres to the agreement reached by Congress this...  Read More >
By James C. Kaufman, for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) “As we all know, true creativity comes from simple formulas and the memorization of data” - Eric Hoffman and Gary Rudoren, Comedy by the Numbers I am a creativity...  Read More >
By Joan Richardson, Editor-in-Chief, Kappan magazine (PDK International) I learned one of my first lessons about teacher leadership the hard way. It started with a call from a very angry principal one morning when I was a newspaper reporter in...  Read More >
Today, the Learning First Alliance - a partnership of leading education organizations dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools - called on policy makers to allow more time for the formal implementation of Common Core State...  Read More >