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By Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., Executive Director, American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Like most parents, my wife, Beverly, and I asked our son Tyler to call regularly when he went away to college. A few weeks into his first semester, Tyler...  Read More >
Principal Whitney Meissner has worked in public education for a total of 22 years as a math/English teacher, an assistant principal and middle/high school principal for the past 11 years. Her observations and insights reflect the experience...  Read More >
To get Common Core implementation right, educators must be truly engaged in the effort. Teachers are on the front line, charged with ensuring that our nation's students are prepared to be successful in the global community in which we live. But in...  Read More >
By Jenn Kauffman, NEA Health Information Network For middle school and high school communities, May can often bring anxiety and stress in the form of year-end testing and senior projects. Stress isn't just limited to adults. A survey by the American...  Read More >
Today’s post comes from European PTA President Kris Garst. She has lived overseas on for a total of five and a half years and is currently living in Grafenwoehr, Germany, with her husband and three sons. She has been involved with the PTA in Europe...  Read More >
By Carol François, Director of Learning, Learning Forward When I was a classroom teacher, it seemed right around March and April, students' minds began wandering to visions of blissful summer vacations. Spring Break exacerbated the problem since the...  Read More >