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By Sharon P. Robinson, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) As another ambitious teacher preparation innovation captures national attention, I invite you to join me in taking stock of how widespread...  Read More >
Eighty-eight percent of respondents surveyed by the Kentucky Department of Education gave their state's standards – which are based on the Common Core State Standards – a thumbs up. And of the approximately 12 percent of respondents who indicated...  Read More >
By Marge Scherer, Editor in Chief, Educational Leadership “If you believe that all children can have equal opportunity, get out of your seat and start doing something about it.” These words, spoken by P.S. 55 principal Luis Torres at a recent ASCD...  Read More >
In 1987 I attended my first ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in Philadelphia.  At that time the meeting was called NECC, short for the National Education Computing Conference.  Saturday, I arrived in...  Read More >
By Rich Bagin, APR, Executive Director, National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Most people outside of our profession do not fully grasp how busy school leaders are during the summer. Whether it is preparing your facilities for the new...  Read More >
Dr. Summer Stephens believes that educators are only beginning to understand the power of assessments and data to improve teaching and learning. And, as superintendent of Westin County School District #7 in Upton, Wyo., she sees that the Common Core...  Read More >