Check out this alert that provides an overview of "The Case for ESEA Flexibility," along with commentary on its implications and response from major stakeholders: Alert on NCLB Waiver Package.
ANNOUNCMENT: Mark you calendars for an October 3 NBPTS webinar discussion about new teacher evaluation systems— a guidebook will be introduced. The webinar begins at 6pm EDT.
Click here to get started: http://live.newmediamill.com/webcasts/nbpts/20111003/.
See you in the webinar,
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Education Nation Teacher Town Hall
On Sept. 25, the Education Nation summit will kick-off with "Meet the Press" at Rockefeller Plaza, followed by the two-hour Teacher Town Hall televised on MSNBC beginning at 12:00 p.m. (ET). As hundreds of teachers gather in-person in New York City for the second annual national Teacher Town Hall, NBC News is also inviting teachers from across the country to join the conversation online. EDUCATIONNATION.COM will host a live chat during the Teacher Town Hall in the new "Teachers’ Lounge"— a teachers-only online forum.
On Monday, Sept. 26, "Education Nation" takes a live look into classrooms around the country to see firsthand what effective teaching truly looks like. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and President of the National Education Association Dennis Van Roekel will participate in a discussion about how and why these classrooms were selected and the overall power of great teaching. NBC News' Ann Curry will moderate the session entitled, Classrooms In Action: A Window On Great Teaching ( the NEA Commission on Effective Teaching and Teachers is soon to release a critical report).
Sign up today on EDUCATIONNATION.COM to receive information about how you can be a part of this online conversation that will highlight educational success stories, uncover sometimes staggering truths and myths about education, and help demonstrate how poor education cripples our economy and society.
Join a PDK/Gallup Poll Webinar
Dive deeper into the 2011 PDK/Gallup poll data to learn more about the results and what the implications are for the future of education in a FREE webinar with PDK Executive Director and Poll Co-Director William Bushaw. This is your last chance! Register now.
4:00–4:45 p.m. EDT — Sept. 15, 2011 Register now
Write for PDK Classroom Tips
How do you remain aware and respectful of various cultural norms/behaviors in your classroom? Do you have practical advice that you can offer to other educators? PDK editors invite you to submit a manuscript for the December issue of Classroom Tips on this topic. The deadline is Sept. 26. For more information, visit www.pdkintl.org/publications/tips.htm.
We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities!
NUPTDC Director Rae Adams and Program Ambassador Sean McCarthy had the opportunity to present this week to Poway Unified School District Teachers at the Poway Federation of Teachers office. Adams and McCarthy met with Poway teachers who are interested in joining this year's National Board Certification cycle. It was a great opportunity to encourage some quality educators to access the National Board tools and processes to further themselves in the profession. They were a great group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers, and it was also wonderful to see the support here for our colleagues in Wisconsin!