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Members of the Learning First Alliance sharply criticized the budget proposal put forth by the Trump administration today that would cut $9.2 billion--more than 13 percent--from the Department of Education's budget while creating new school choice incentives for states. It would eliminate funding for teacher and principal development under Title...
By Melinda Dart In April 2014, I had the opportunity to attend the Coalition for Community Schools ’ National Conference in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Public Schools system was one of the first districts in the country to have a districtwide community school strategy. During the conference, I participated in community...
This article was originally published on ISTE’s EdTekHub . Sign up to get articles like this one delivered to your inbox at iste.org/subscribe . Most of us can probably remember facing a few challenges in middle and high school — both academic and social. But can you imagine how it...
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, held May 8-12, 2017, National PTA President Laura Bay and National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García penned this letter to our teachers and school staff who work tirelessly each day on behalf of our nation's students. For more information about Teacher Appreciation Week,...
By Rich Bagin, NSPRA executive director Recently, I spoke before a group of superintendents when I received an Outstanding Friend of Public Education Award from the Horace Mann League. I most appreciate that honor and I also used my acceptance to speech to share some messages with these leading superintendents...
Editor’s note: Dan Domenech, executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, led a delegation of educators to study the education system in his native country of Cuba last month. Following are his reports on the Cuban system of education. A Look at the Educational Structure in Cuba Havana –...
Apprenticeships are one of the oldest forms of job training and are quite common in Europe. Yet the education community in the United States has given them scant attention, even as we have focused on college-and career-readiness for all students, and policymakers and educators need to take a fresh look....
School choice advocates who want to allow students to use public money to attend private school recently had a major win with a little-known school choice policy in Arizona . There, Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed into law a bill allowing any of the states’ students access to education savings...
By Rebecca Sterling The US is struggling with a significant gap between employers' expectations and young adults' skills sets. Recent data shows that: By 2020, 65 percent of jobs in America will require postsecondary education—which only 60 percent of Americans currently have. That leaves a gap of 5 million jobs....
Education Savings Accounts are an indirect way to use taxpayer money to provide funding for private, parochial, and other forms of non-public education. A recent webinar with the Learning First Alliance and representatives from the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) examined the nuts and bolts of this type of tax...