Does the Common Core Exclude Personal Meaning Making?

"Has this ever happened to you? What were your feelings when you read this?" You won't find "text-to-self" questions like these recommended anywhere in the...

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...

Can Social Media and School Policies Be “Friends”?

This fall, school boards in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia updated or revised their social...

ASCD Responds to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

Tonight in his State of the Union address, the President outlined an opportunity agenda to help people, and especially children, achieve the American dream....

The Time to Reach across the Aisle for School Children Starts Now

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With the 2012 elections over, I would like, on behalf of ASCD, to congratulate President Obama on his victory. President Obama, I know that...

A November Roundup from ASCD’s Education Policy Pros

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As the school year marches on, the education policy front continues to evolve. ASCD's policy team shares the latest policy news with you here...

Move the Beehive Gently (1960)

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Take a moment to step back from the ongoing media blitz of commentary on the ultimate fate and effect of the Common Core State...

ASCD Statement on End of Government Shutdown

Tonight, Congress ended its 16 day shutdown of the federal government by passing a short-term spending agreement that will continue to fund education programs...

House Passes ESEA Rewrite

Earlier this morning, the House passed HR 5 by a vote of 221-207, with 12 Republicans and all of the Democrats voting against it....

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To Build Strong Student-Teacher Bonds, Keep Class Size Small

By Stephanie Burroughs The task ahead to get our students on track academically and socially is great. Our students need us. It’s time to look...

Small Shifts in Teacher Talk Make a Big Difference

By Mike Anderson You planned an incredible learning activity. It’s active and interactive. It’s packed with intrinsic motivators such as purpose, autonomy, and fun. You’re...

Equity by Design: Student-Centered Planning in Mathematics

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By Sam Rhodes & Christopher R. Gareis All students can learn.  It’s a clear enough statement, and one that few would debate. Yet we abandon...