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Jessica Johnson, principal of Dodgeland Elementary School in Juneau, WI and a NAESP National Distinguished Principal, shares her experience using technology to guide Common Core implementation. Download as MP3  Read More >
What makes good public policy? Some analysts might respond with the phrase "evidence-based research." Unfortunately, policymakers can also be political agents, acting in the interests of outside forces and influences. A recent book, Show Me the...  Read More >
By Julie Underwood, Chair, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Board of Directors and Dean, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison Public education lost one of its most powerful voices on Saturday, November...  Read More >
We talk a lot about transforming teacher preparation to meet the changing demands of both today’s P-12 students and the education workforce. Often these discussions revolve around alternative certification programs, but to make a large-scale impact...  Read More >
By Libby Nealis, Senior Program Coordinator, Behavioral and Mental Health, NEA Health Information Network NEA’s Great Public Schools (GPS) Network recognized the week of December 7-13 as Mental Health Awareness Week.  Resources, discussions and...  Read More >
By Gail Connelly, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) In the late 1990s, renowned Cape Town archbishop and social activist Desmond Tutu introduced the South African term ubuntu to a global audience....  Read More >