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By Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., Executive Director, American School Counselor Association (ASCA)  Like most immigrants, my family came to America with very little except the hope for a better life and the determination to achieve it. My parents...  Read More >
Earlier this week, I was fortunate to have an invitation to the White House to attend the President Obama’s announcement of the Future Ready Schools Initiative as part of the administration’s ConnectED program. One hundred school superintendents...  Read More >
In October, we at the Learning First Alliance (LFA) hosted #CCSSteach, a Twitter Town Hall on “Teaching in a Common Core World,” which provided a forum for teachers, administrators and education leaders impacted by the Common Core State Standards (...  Read More >
By Annelise Cohon, NEA Health Information Network Since 2010, the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom have been ensuring more learning-ready students thanks to an innovative school breakfast model. We’ve all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the...  Read More >
By Tom Ledcke, Special Education Teacher, Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington The challenge of inclusion for students with disabilities has been an ongoing conversation in education. For students in my high school, inclusion has primarily...  Read More >
In this episode, National PTA President Otha Thornton shares efforts undertaken at the local, state and national levels to ensure parents have an understanding of the Common Core— what it is, how it came about and how it will help children graduate...  Read More >