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Jayne Ellspermann, principal of Westport High School in Ocala, FL, discusses how her school implements the Common Core and drives improvement through a focus on personalized learning and college readiness initiatives. Ellspermann was recently...  Read More >
Who’s for Kids, and Who’s Just Kidding? By Rich Bagin, APR, Executive Director, National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) We recently completed our NSPRA Executive Board meeting and the environmental scanning exercise forced us to ask, “...  Read More >
It's a key component to student success. Yet many school leaders struggle to help their parents understand the importance of their involvement in their child’s schooling, particularly those in low-income and immigrant communities. Veteran education...  Read More >
Dealing with a death is never easy, but for young children and teens, it can bring a range of emotional experiences that will undoubtedly impact learning. The vast majority of children will lose a close family member or friend by the time they are...  Read More >
By the Team at ISTE Connects, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, which launched March 12, provides an unprecedented opportunity to bring ISTE Standards-ready, hands-on science...  Read More >
This month, the first year of PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and Smarter Balanced assessment began. Both are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and designed to measure student academic progress...  Read More >