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...

Duncan Wants Reform in Return for Stimulus Money

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan said this week that he wants the first wave of education funding in the economic recovery package to do more...

Post-Election Analysis: Who’s in Charge and What It Means for Ed. Policy

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Don't have time to view the ASCD public policy webinar on the 2010 midterm election results? Whether you count yourself among the 38 percent...

Connecting the Classroom to the Capitol

Educators, bring your message to Capitol Hill! ASCD's annual advocacy event, the LEAP Legislative Institute, September 13–15, 2009, in Arlington, Va, will bring you up...

1 in 7 U.S. Adults Struggles with Reading Anything Beyond a Picture Book

A new study concludes that about 32 million adult Americans can't string together English sentences or paragraphs or read anything beyond a picture book....

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...

Students in S. Bronx Refuse to Take Test

Almost all of the 8th graders at South Bronx's Intermediate School 318 chose to hand in blank exams at the end of a three-hour...

PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadres: Ensuring Teacher Voice in the Assessments

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From the consortium’s inception, the states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) common assessment consortium have been committed...

PISA Panic Is the Wrong Push for School Improvement

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Make no mistake, the results of the latest PISA tests, providing international comparisons of K–12 education proficiency, are not great for the United States....

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