This blog, sponsored by PDK International, is written by Bill Bushaw, PDK International executive director; Jeanne Storm, associate executive director; Joan Richardson, Phi Delta Kappan editor-in-chief; and Sandee Crowther, president of the PDK International Board of Directors. Occasional guest bloggers will also contribute, and the authors of these posts will be identified at the end of each post.
Bill’s posts—categorized as “At the EDge”— reflect his views on issues that affect our nation’s students, their parents, and their teachers. These issues include public perceptions of our schools; student assessment and school accountability; the next generation of teachers—how we recruit them, train them and retain them; and local, state, and national policy that affects America’s classrooms.
Jeanne’s posts—categorized as “Raising Teachers” —flow from her passion for recruiting young people into the teaching profession, and the wisdom she’s gathered as an educator, curriculum specialist, and director of the Future Educators Association®. In this blog she shares her wisdom about the importance of nurturing the talents of the next generation of educators.
Joan’s posts—categorized as “Teaching&Learning”—provide commentary on a potpourri of issues and ideas in education. Joan is a passionate believer that every child has the right to a high-quality education every hour of every day. In smart and often snarky posts, she comments on efforts that either support or distort fulfilling that opportunity for all children.
Sandee’s posts—categorized as “What’s on your Mind?”—often spark the reader to think about education in new and different ways. Sandee openly offers her opinion and thoughts on a wide array of education issues and encourages others to be reflective in their practice.
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