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This post was written by the National Coalition for Public Education (AASA serves as co-chair of this coalition) Jan. 25 – 31 is “National School Choice” week. This annual event presents private school voucher proponents with the opportunity to...  Read More >
By Terry Pickeral, Project UNIFY Senior Education Consultant I recently co-facilitated a webinar sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) titled Social Inclusion: An Opportunity for Principal Leadership. My co-...  Read More >
Cory Notestine is the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) 2015 School Counselor of the Year. He worked in Guilford County Schools (NC) at T. Wingate Andrews High School before moving to Colorado, where he currently serves as a counselor...  Read More >
Students that drop out of school may vanish from the school system, but they do not disappear from society. They will reappear in court or prison, in the unemployment numbers that are released each month or as part of a welfare or poverty statistic...  Read More >
By Sharon P. Robinson, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) This week, the White House announced a new push to protect students’ digital privacy, as ever-expanding data collection efforts heighten...  Read More >
Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, tells us how open communication with stakeholders and approaching the process as a "lead learner" can ease Common Core implementation. Download as MP3  Read More >