ED Pulse Poll Results: How Important to You Are Each of the Presidential Candidates’...

In the spirit of this political season and in an effort to be topical without being partisan, the ASCD SmartBrief ED Pulse poll used...

Teachers Drive the Conversation with the Department of Education Tour

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What do you want the U.S. Department of Education to know about you, your school, and your community? Many teachers had a chance to...

Introducing ASCD’s 2013 Legislative Agenda

Yesterday ASCD released its 2013 legislative agenda . Developed by the association’s legislative committee, a diverse cross-section of ASCD members representing the entire spectrum of...

Measuring the Digital Divide

Read more about challenges to meeting the goals of the National Education Technology Plan in the latest issue of Policy Priorities. View a PDF...

Opportunities and Expectations for Parents in Finland

On this study tour of Finland, as we visited all levels of schools and educational organizations, I am focusing on the role of parents...

A Look Ahead to President Obama’s Second Term

Four years ago when he took office, President Obama’s agenda was consumed with a number of economic and security issues that included a global...

Depth, Connections, and “Doing” Science Focus of New Standards

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Last week, the release of the draft Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) topped the ASCD SmartBrief most-clicked list. Standards writers say the NGSS focus on essential...

Common Core Resources for Teachers

Last week, Education Week reported on the frustration teachers are facing as they begin designing lessons around Common Core priorities—teacher resources are either scarce,...

How to Identify, Prevent, and Respond to Cyberbullying

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What is cyberbullying and how many students experience it? What are the warning signs, that educators and peers can be alert to, that a...

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