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During a time in education when teacher retention is an ongoing challenge, Maya Angelou encouraged attendees at the ASCD 68th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show to “continue to be rainbows in the clouds.”

“You have no idea the power you have,” she said. “Well, you do have some idea because of how many thousands of you have come to make connections and see old friends and make new friends and encourage each other to continue.”

“I am here to tell you to continue,” she added.[…] Continue Reading »

Educators returning to the classroom this fall are facing many new challenges, including implementation of the Common Core State Standards. There also is a growing demand and higher expectation for educators to connect digitally with students and to differentiate learning for students’ individual needs.

“Everyone returning to school should understand these challenges and prepare to face them in a very robust and bold way,” says Gene R.[…] Continue Reading »

I spoke with Paul Healey, president of ASCD and the superintendent of Bermudian Springs School District in York Springs, Pa., to get his advice on preparing for the new school year and how to be a leader in the education field. Healey has more than 33 years of experience in education and began as an elementary-school teacher before moving into administrator roles.[…] Continue Reading »