At this year's National University National Board Leadership Center's annual National Board Leadership Summit and Celebration, participants were welcomed by a special video presentation by US Secretary of Education of Arne Duncan, who thanked the educators present for their efforts on behalf of our nation's students, encouraged them in their exploration of and planning for teacher leadership roles, and thanked the NU National Board Leadership Center and Director Ronarae Adams for its commitment to and support of teacher leadership initiatives. See the welcome video below:
The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Hager Sharp Inc., and ORC International have collaborated to conduct a national survey among U.S. adults about their awareness, knowledge and attitudes regarding standards in public K-12 education. The survey broadly explores their expectations of public education and also includes questions pertaining specifically to the Common Core State Standards. The research team oversampled among African Americans and Hispanic Americans to ensure representation and adequate statistical power for the analysis. They also conducted the survey in three states—Georgia, Colorado and Tennessee —to guide state-specific messaging and communication efforts pertaining to the Common Core.
Following is a short summary of the results:
Despite the anti-federal sentiment among 46 percent of American adults, nearly three-quarters (72 percent) believe all states should have the same standards at each grade level in math and English so students have to meet the same expectations no matter where they live. Moreover, nearly all American adults (92 percent) believe “where a family lives, how much money they make, or their race or ethnicity should not determine the quality of the education that a child receives.”
For more, see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/american-opinion-on-educational-standards
Here is a great article for EC Generalist candidates:
All parents hope their child will start school ready for success. Unfortunately, not every parent can find the high-quality early learning opportunity that sets their child up for success.
Earlier today the U.S. Department of Education released a new report outlining the unmet need for high-quality early learning programs in America. Roughly 6 in 10 four-year-olds are not enrolled in publicly funded preschool programs, and even fewer are enrolled in the highest quality programs.
Read Full Article