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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary September 1, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary September 1, 2015

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NCTAF Commissioner Steven L. Paine Joins Board of National Dropout Prevention Network

Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF Commissioner Steven L. Paine Joins Board of National Dropout Prevention Network

Dr. Steven L. Paine, Former West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Elected to Board of Directors of National Dropout Prevention Network From NDPN’s August 24, 2015 press release: “Dr. Steven L. Paine has joined the Board of Directors of the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). Paine, who served for six years as West Virginia’s 25th superintendent of schools, is a nationally recognized educator credited with transforming the state’s public school instructional program. “‘We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Paine...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary August 13, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary August 13, 2015

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Teacher Voice: 11 Lessons from Year 11

Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

Teacher Voice: 11 Lessons from Year 11

Guest blog by NCTAF Commissioner Geneviève DeBose, which originally appeared on her blog Back to the Point. You can follow her on Twitter @GenevieveDeBose.     I finished what felt like my first year of teaching today. It was actually year eleven but after working in the education policy world – outside of the classroom – for the last three years, this year felt very much like year one. It was my hardest teaching year yet and one of my most rewarding. I learned – and re-learned – many valuable lessons along...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 29, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 29, 2015

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International Benchmarking: A Critical Tool for Learning and Improving

Posted by on July 23, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

International Benchmarking: A Critical Tool for Learning and Improving

When I was a teacher, my students would sometimes say things like “I’m not good at math” or “I can’t read,” and I used to wonder how they came to these conclusions that seemed so final. Yet the impression was there, and the statements outweighed any efforts to have them go back and look at what they could learn and where progress had been made. Along these same lines, the results from international benchmarking are often characterized in much the same way. We are so focused on what we are not and where we are lacking that we...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 15, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary July 15, 2015

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Remembering Ron Thorpe

Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Remembering Ron Thorpe

On July 1, our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. On behalf of NCTAF’s Commissioners and staff, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Ron’s family, friends, and the entire staff at the National Board. We have had the privilege to work with Ron on many education initiatives and events, including the highly esteemed Teaching and Learning Conference that has played such a major role in advancing...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary June 16, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary June 16, 2015

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SFSU Associate Professor & Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network Named a Commissioner of NCTAF

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

SFSU Associate Professor & Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network Named a Commissioner of NCTAF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110 SFSU Associate Professor & Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network Named a Commissioner of NCTAF WASHINGTON, DC – May 27, 2015 – The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade has joined the organization as a Commissioner. Duncan-Andrade is an Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University, Co-Founder of the Teaching Excellence Network,...

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Supporting Great Teaching for Personalized Learning

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Commentary, Featured | 0 comments

Supporting Great Teaching for Personalized Learning

What do we need to do to support personalized learning – learning that is student-centered and based on innovative practice and proficiency? How do we support teaching to promote personalized learning? Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a convening on the district conditions for scale, facilitated by KnowledgeWorks and Nellie Mae Education Foundation, which began to address these very questions. KnowledgeWorks brought together a tremendous group of education experts to focus on the conditions that need to be in place to bring...

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 20, 2015

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NCTAF News Digest & Commentary May 20, 2015

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Announcing NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Announcing NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NCTAF Launches Collective Action Strategy to Support Equitable Access to Great Teaching for All Students Key Education, Research & Policy Organizations Among Stakeholder Group to Develop 2016 Report & Advocate for Conditions that Support Great Teaching Read Statements of Support for NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative here.   WASHINGTON, DC — May 13, 2015 — The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is pleased to announce its plan to lead a positive, collaborative, action-oriented...

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Statements of Support for NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Announcements | 0 comments

Statements of Support for NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

“AACTE is excited to join with NCTAF in launching a collective effort to support great teaching which, of course, begins with great teacher preparation. NCTAF’s support for innovation and collaboration among teacher preparation institutions has been ever present and we look forward to joining them in this promising new initiative.” – Sharon Robinson, President of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education   “We applaud NCTAF seizing this critical time in education to bring new energy and a positive, unified...

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NCTAF Partners With Teach to Lead

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

NCTAF Partners With Teach to Lead

The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) is proud to announce that we are officially a partner in Teach to Lead. We are excited to be a part of an initiative that recognizes teachers as the agents for change. Teach to Lead also promotes opportunities for teacher leadership that will ultimately change education and improve opportunities and outcomes for all students. The initiative is focused on teachers learning to lead from their classrooms rather than leaving the profession in order to seek leadership...

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