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Dr. Barry Bachenheimer is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Pascack Valley Regional High School District (NJ) and a 2014 NSBA 20 to Watch Education Technology Leader. He has been in education since 1993, serving as a teacher...  Read More >
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education at Stanford University, Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and Chair of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing discusses the benefits of college...  Read More >
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 >