It’s not Complicated — But it’s Seriously Difficult

By David M. Steiner, Ph.D.

Given the highly favorable reviews and rave blurbs from such diverse figures as former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, one might think that Angela Ripley’s new book on education around the world, The Smartest Kids in...

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Key Trends and Implications for Elementary and Secondary Educators and Policy Makers

By Arthur L. Coleman

Accountability is a loaded term. Although it can mean many different things to different people, in the elementary and secondary context, the term has come to represent a set of expectations and obligations associated with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) – which has provided the...

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A New Paradigm - Putting All Students in the Driver's Seat

By Mark Siegel

Today’s students are more connected, more aware and more in touch than any earlier generation. They’re connected to technologies that personalize and empower independent learning. Developing skills to navigate the wealth of knowledge and resources available to them today; they often become their...

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Questions to Guide Technology Integration

By Steven W. Anderson, MAEd.

Recently, I spent some time talking with the administrators in a school system nearby about technology, their vision for where they want to go and how the administrators play a key role in the development of technology practices that can have a huge impact on student learning. I asked them...

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The Unique Policy Opportunities Afforded by Today’s Funding Challenges

By Kenneth Bergman

As the nation continues to recover from the worst recession since the Great Depression, it is becoming abundantly clear that the funding levels of our nation’s schools are not going to return to pre-recession levels. This funding crisis presents an unprecedented opportunity to recreate the...

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