The Advocacy Starter Kit

The Advocacy Starter Kit – 3 Steps Towards Empowerment

Over the past several months, I have served as an Influence Leader for ASCD. This program helps to sharpen the skills of both new...

ASCD’s Quick Take on the Trump Administration’s Education Budget

President Trump’s FY18 budget was officially released yesterday. Unfortunately, the funding program details are consistent with what we’ve been hearing generally about the drastic...
Top Resources for Insight into the DeVos Confirmation Hearing

Top Resources for Insight into the DeVos Confirmation Hearing

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)  held a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos....

Education Policy Post Election

Like so many in Washington and, indeed, around the country, I’ve been processing both the stunning election results from last week and, more urgently,...
How to make ESSA implementation work for your state and classroom

New ASCD Resource to Help Educators with ESSA Implementation

By Megan Wolfe The enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) last year provides educators with a unique opportunity to exercise their voice in...

Title IV Can Make a Significant Impact on Students’ Lives

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The Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant, part of Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), has the potential to have a significant positive influence on educational opportunities and experiences for children across the country and especially in my state of South Dakota.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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Congress is set to make some very crucial spending decisions in the next few weeks that will have a big influence on education programs next year and could affect funding levels for years to come.

Amplify Your Advocacy at LILA

By Bill Bechtol In January, I will be attending ASCD’s Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy (LILA) for the fourth year in a row. During the...

#EdAdvBecause: Why I Support the ASCD Whole Child Approach

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By Rosemary Reilly-Chammat Childhood and adolescence are wonderfully unique periods of development, but they are also times when vulnerable youth can drop away from the...

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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...