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By Tracy Crow, Director of Communications, Learning Forward If school districts relied on Craigslist to build effective learning systems, the search would be simple: "Passionate learner seeks same." While the reality of building learning systems and...  Read More >
By Otha Thornton, President, National PTA In August, National PTA announced that 170 schools and PTAs from across the country have been recognized as 2014-2016 National PTA Schools of Excellence for building strong, effective family-school...  Read More >
By Dr. Valerie C. Bryan, for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) How can technology infused into the curriculum promote the development of skills and attitudes for lifelong, self-directed learning? In spite of the emphasis on the word “...  Read More >
By Joan Richardson, Editor-in-Chief, Kappan magazine (PDK International) The young woman sitting across from me had just finished eight weeks of student teaching, and she was anxious to have her own elementary school classroom in one of America’s...  Read More >
America’s PrepareAthon! prepares your school and students for disasters By Gwen Camp, Director, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division School bells are ringing across the country as students, faculty and staff begin a new year of...  Read More >
By Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association Regardless of where you come down on the issue of USDA’s new school meal regulations, it is highly likely that hunger and poverty are felt in your schools....  Read More >