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By Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA: The School Superintendents Association In preparing for the celebration of AASA’s 150th anniversary, I read the copy of “AASA, The Centennial Story,” written by Arthur Rice in 1964, which sits on the...  Read More >
In this podcast, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce CEO David Adkisson discusses why Kentucky’s business community supports college- and career-ready standards and how they have partnered with schools and community organizations to support thoughtful...  Read More >
By Amber Chandler, American Federation of Teachers member and 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts Teacher at Frontier Middle School in Hamburg, NY Teaching is my calling. I can’t give directions without teaching them to you. Sometimes, depending...  Read More >
I’ve been reminded over the past weeks of the importance of language in arriving at agreement on what needs to happen for the public education experience to be successful for all our students, regardless of their background and socioeconomic...  Read More >
By Lily Eskelsen García, President, National Education Association (NEA), and Otha Thornton, President, National PTA This piece first appeared in the Washington Post. View the original here. Public education for every child was an American idea, but...  Read More >
Deanna Martindale is a 2014 PDK Emerging Leader and principal at Hebron Elementary School in Ohio. She has spent nineteen years in education, teaching sixth grade, serving as a professional development coach, and helping plan one of the first K-12...  Read More >