Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 2:42pm
Killeen Independent School District (ISD)—whose more than 6,100 staff members serve approximately 42,000 students—is deepening its relationship with ASCD to meet its professional development goals.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:45pm
Superintendent Carole Smith added 58 high school teaching positions to her initial budget proposal on Monday after parents publicly decried a schedule that doesn't allow most students to have a full school day.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 1:59pm
ASCD is pleased to announce the release of Never Underestimate Your Teachers: Instructional Leadership for Excellence in Every Classroom by best-selling education author, renowned educator, and professional development expert Robyn R. Jackson.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 1:00pm
According to a report released Tuesday, the vast majority of teachers in the nation’s largest school districts took a pay cut or saw their pay frozen at least one year between 2008 and 2012.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 1:23pm
In the spirit of promoting year-round professional development, ASCD has assembled a diverse list of books essential to educators who seek to improve their practice over the summer months.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:28am
Bill Gates’ faith in test scores as indicators of effectiveness makes it clear that he buys the conventional wisdom that the teacher’s role is to “deliver information.” But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:45pm
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday proposed adding 66 staff positions -- a big share of them art teachers -- in a "relatively stable" 2013-14 budget propped up by increased state funding and a city-wide arts income tax.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:40pm
Monday’s pomp and circumstance marked the second year of the school district’s unique foray into performance pay, a controversial issue pushed both by the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program and the Florida Legislature.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:19pm
Charter schools have spread across the country while generally keeping organized labor out, with operators saying they can manage schools better when their staffs aren't unionized. But labor groups are now making a big push to get a stronger foothold in this educational realm.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 4:05pm
Some students come from homes that are conducive to learning, and they do well in school; others don’t come from such homes and, with few exceptions, do poorly.