Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Response to This Evening’s Presidential Address on Jobs and the Economy

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ASCD welcomes efforts to strengthen the economy and reduce unemployment through investments in teacher jobs and school modernization. And so we applaud the education...

Becoming Citizens of the World

Policymakers have supported foreign language and international education in higher ed. Now’s the time to turn that commitment to K-12 education, as well. In “Becoming...

Finland’s Strategic Use of Out-of-School Time

When an instructional day is relatively short (about 5 hours per day), after-school activities are very important. In Finland, there is a specific national...

Be Heard at the Common Core Standards Tweetup

It's a fairly simple idea: create educational standards that are fewer, clearer, higher, and so that students are equally well-prepared for college and careers...

September Roundup from ASCD’s Education Policy Pros

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Here at ASCD, we encourage you to get involved in both local and national education policy. In doing so, you have a tremendous ability...

What Other Countries Are Really Doing, Take Two

Last month I blogged at Washington Post's The Answer Sheet, asking people to look more closely at what other countries are really doing in...

Finland: A Matter of Trust

On January 15–22, a diverse group of professionals from fields in education advocacy, communications, leadership, and research is traveling to Finland to study the...

Race to the Top Spreading Beyond, but Not Within, Ed

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Ezra Klein adds some great insight that directly relates to one of my previous posts about the shift from traditional education formula grant programs...

Bah, Humbug! Educators Get Coal from the President and Congress

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Disappointment—the sentiment conveyed to the U.S. Congress by ASCD Executive Director and CEO Gene R. Carter when commenting on the education funding levels provided...

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