A Look Back at October: A Roundup from ASCD’s Education Policy Pros

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Despite the federal government shutdown, ASCD's policy team still has plenty of information to share. Read on for the latest and most relevant education...

Bleak Budget Request Threatens Well-Rounded Education

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Well, the Obama administration warned educators not to expect continued funding increases in the post-ARRA era, and they were right. Pay no attention to the...

NCLB Missing on the Margins

Last week's most-clicked story, via ASCD's SmartBrief: NCLB Seen as Curbing Low, High Achievers' Gains:Is NCLB leaving behind students at the lowest and highest ends...

EdBlog Watch: Keeping Pace with Special Ed. Law

Understanding and keeping track of the many legal issues surrounding special education can be overwhelming for both teachers and district-level administrators. Chicago attorney Charles...

What Would You Ask the Candidates?

Monday night's U.S. Presidential Candidate debate sponsored by YouTube and CNN gave voters the chance to send questions via video, bringing us creatively pointed...

Education Advisors Square Off at Teachers College

On Tuesday, two education advisors to the Barack Obama and John McCain campaigns sat down and debated their respective candidates' stances on education at...

The Public Speaks: Education Still Matters

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The Public Education Network (PEN) recently released its 2008 National Civic Index Poll, which addresses the public’s views on school progress and the strength...

What Does It Mean to Be an American Teacher?

American Teacher, the new documentary from the Teacher Salary Project, opens with several people telling the camera what they love about being teachers, and...

Incentive Pay for Teachers Is an Option

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ASCD was recently cited for its support of optional incentive pay for teachers, proposed as part of the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind...

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