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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:
Americans are divided on two issues in education:
Nearly half (46 percent) believe the federal government should not have a role in education.
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.”Learn More
We just sent our National University National Board P20 Leadership Center Spring Newsletter to our nearly 650 members. If you are a member and did not receive the newsletter, check to ensure your network is not blocking it or sending it to a spam filter (you would have received it at approximately 3:30pm Pacific, 6:30pm Eastern on April 18). If this is the case, change your settings or provide us with a different email address to ensure you receive our future communications by contacting Sean McCarthy.Learn More
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.Learn More
I was tempted to let this April slip by without highlighting our military students. The timing of spring break threw me off my focus of remembering the challenges our hero families face. But then I remembered. ‘Tis the season
‘Tis the Season for orders to move and ‘Tis the Season of saying good-bye. Spring is so often the season of beginnings and new life. For military families spring is usually the season of endings. Our last season of moving started for our kids during spring break. Spring break aligned with house hunting and figuring out what we needed to do to help the transition OUT be as smooth as possible. We are back in spring and I can already see in my daughter’s eyes the question of if this is another Season of goodbyes.
There are several steps I’ve learned as a parent to help my kids transition OUT during the Season of Good-bye
Teachers? You have great and meaningful ways of saying good-bye RIGHT?!?
First, it is really no different than helping any student say good-bye and prepare for a new school. Except, did you know most military-connected students move 6-9 times (sometimes more!) during their K-12 years? The number of moves does not make it any easier for the transition out; their resilience to moving can only be developed if YOU are supportive, understanding, and encouraging in the process. Remember, military kids don’t like being uprooted!
Students struggle in their new schools because they arrive before their official records. They repeat classes or are placed in classes not appropriate for their level. While the counseling office is responsible for sending official transcripts, YOU know the student better than any transcript or grade. Consider giving the student the gift of a smooth academic transition:
April is Month of the Military Child. It is a time to celebrate and encourage our hero families. Some will be with you for only a few short years; some will receive orders this month to move. Make their spring a ‘Tis the Season of joy surrounding the goodbye.
Invitation: Supporting Military-connected Students- Strategies that Work! Monday – April 13, 6-7pm (9-10pm eastern). Online free webinar. Registration information http://nbctwave.org/webinars/information-meeting-webinars/Learn More