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The National School Boards Association and the National Association of Secondary School Principals have created an online toolkit for educators as part of a national effort to spur dialogue around the importance of embracing college- and career-ready standards for all students. The toolkit contains videos, tip sheets, sample surveys and...
Economic growth and development is tied to education. The manufacturing community, for example, reports that there are millions of possible jobs in new manufacturing to be had in the United States, but only if the country has an educated workforce ready to do the work (or undertake the additional training...
The New York Times editorial “ Help Teachers Before They Get to Class ” (October 15) repeats outdated canards about teacher preparation that are as misguided as the new federal regulations celebrated in the editorial. Far from resisting higher expectations, teachers colleges are driving them. Higher education institutions and states...
Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) late last year has been the cause of much celebration by those of us who believed the fulcrum in education policymaking was badly in need of a reset. For decades, the federal role has grown, coercing state leaders and local school officials...
Third graders across the country are proving that higher math standards contribute to significant growth. Results from 2015-2016 test scores show that third graders are making really meaningful gains in math, and the Collaborative for Student Success has put together the infographic, below, to show which states have adopted higher...
Let’s face it—classrooms are very different today than when most of us were in school. Smart boards have replaced chalkboards and projectors. Computers, tablets and smartphones are increasingly being used instead of paper, pencils and books. Technology and the internet have created countless new opportunities for education. Children like yours...
When it comes to violence, suicide and threats, most are known by at least one other individual before the incident takes place. Imagine how much tragedy could be averted if these individuals said something? Say Something teaches students in grades 6 to 12 how to look for warning signs, signals...
The United States faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, but we may not be able to fill more than half of those jobs, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute . It's not because of a shortage of individuals: about...
Many educators have latched on to social media as a way to share information with colleagues, parents and community members. But becoming truly connected means much greater engagement—using social media to find and share resources, glean advice on tough dilemmas and build professional learning communities with other colleagues around the...
School districts are spending a lot of money and time to determine whether curricular resources are actually aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or other college- and career-ready standards (CCRS). EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit formed last year, is working with educators across the country to provide a new...