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Teachers are an undeniably important factor for ensuring students receive a good education. But they are frustrated--they often feel that their voices are often lost in the ongoing debates about education policy and issues related to student learning, a new survey has found. Earlier this year the Center on Education...
I had the honor of attending a half-day conference at the White House last month celebrating the Operation Educate the Educators program, a joint initiative of AACTE and the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) to better prepare school personnel to meet the needs of military-connected children.
Of all the impassioned debate we’ve witnessed in this presidential campaign, there has been remarkably little said about a policy issue critical to America’s future: public education. When the candidates have talked about education, they have primarily focused on higher education, which is provided through colleges and universities. Our presidential...
As an educator, I love that my professional life revolves around a school calendar, brand new school supplies each year, and the daily promise of children’s hugs. How very gratifying it is to know that what we do has the power to change a child’s trajectory in life! Teachers are...
We’re all increasingly using technology and digital devices in daily life. And our education system has shifted to make these technologies a greater part of learning to prepare our students for higher education, careers, and life in the 21 st century. But many students from low-income families do not have...
Sometimes, you know you have to get involved because you can make a difference. That’s why Sara Brown, a health room assistant at Bordeaux Elementary School in Shelton, Washington, got involved in fighting student hunger. With more than 70 percent of her students’ families classified as low-income or homeless, hunger...
Sometimes, the college and career standards become very real and personal. This occurred for my wife and me at our son’s recent parent-teacher conference. Our son is having a good year, thanks in large part to his wonderful teacher. We reviewed his progress in reading, writing, math, and other subjects....
Education technology is the single most important condition to support learner-centered education (LCE). A few years into 1:1 implementations across the country, our conversations have shifted towards student data privacy, security, internet safety and digital literacy. In addition to filtering, blocking, and signing protective agreements, districts are faced with the...
Could education stakeholders in your state create a unified vision on how to educate every child to fulfill his or her potential? And could that help school leaders lead the conversation on improving public education? At a session at the National School Boards Association's Annual Conference in Boston this month,...
What are the first steps on the road to accomplished teaching? Educators Rising is working to find out, and we need your feedback. Educators Rising—powered by PDK International — is a national network working to help school systems guide young people on the path to teaching starting in high school....