NCTAF Issues Call to Collective Action & Releases Report Highlighting Need to Reorganize Schools Around a New Vision for Teaching & Learning

NCTAF Issues Call to Collective Action & Releases Report Highlighting Need to Reorganize Schools Around a New Vision for Teaching & Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com   NCTAF Issues Call to Collective Action & Releases Report Highlighting Need to Reorganize Schools Around a New Vision for Teaching & Learning WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 10, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) today released the report What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning. The...

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What Matters Now: August 10 Call to Action & Report Release

What Matters Now: August 10 Call to Action & Report Release

On August 10, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will issue a call to collective action around a new vision for teaching and learning. In addition, the Commission will release What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching & Learning. This report will provide guidance on how to migrate to an education system where schools are reorganized in ways that support teaching, drive learning, and provide every student...

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KnowledgeWorks & NCTAF Release Report on Personalized Learning

KnowledgeWorks & NCTAF Release Report on Personalized Learning

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Knowledge Works: Mary Kenkel, 513-929-1310 kenkelm@knowledgeworks.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com Personalized Learning Empowers Teachers in Classroom, Career New KnowledgeWorks and NCTAF report sheds light on what personalized learning looks like in the classroom WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 11, 2016 – Today, KnowledgeWorks and...

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Learning Forward & NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

Learning Forward & NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com Learning Forward and NCTAF Name 12 Finalist Teams in Agents for Learning Challenge   Twelve states represented; finalists to convene in Chicago to present plans detailing ESSA-ready professional learning strategies to...

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A4L Application Criteria Now Available

A4L Application Criteria Now Available

Calling all Agents for Learning! Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) are pleased to announce that Agents for Learning (A4L) teams interested in participating in the competition can now download a full set of criteria that raters will use to score applications to determine finalists. The PDF file also includes detailed rules for the competition. We hope that this is helpful as you finalize...

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NCTAF Commissioners DeBose & Duncan-Andrade Among Great Educators Invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day

NCTAF Commissioners DeBose & Duncan-Andrade Among Great Educators Invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF Commissioners DeBose & Duncan-Andrade Among Great Educators Invited to the White House on National Teacher Appreciation Day   WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 2, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) is pleased to announce that two of its commissioners, Geneviève DeBose and Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade,...

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Agents for Learning Webinar: ESSA 101 for Educators

Agents for Learning Webinar: ESSA 101 for Educators

Agents for Learning: ESSA 101 for Educators Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (ET) An archived recording of the webinar and slideshow are available on the Agents for Learning resources page. Panelists: Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward Alice Johnson Cain, Executive Vice President, Policy & Partnerships, Teach Plus Steve Robinson, Senior Policy Fellow, Teach Plus Please join Learning Forward, the National...

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Learning Forward and NCTAF Invite Educator Teams to Participate in Agents for Learning Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

Learning Forward and NCTAF Invite Educator Teams to Participate in Agents for Learning Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com Learning Forward and NCTAF Invite Educator Teams to Participate in Agents for Learning Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation Application Deadline – June 10 Informational Webinars Held Partner...

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Learning Forward and NCTAF Sponsor Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

Learning Forward and NCTAF Sponsor Competition to Spur Teacher Engagement in ESSA Implementation

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com   WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 10, 2016 – Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future...

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New White Paper by Learning Forward and NCTAF Identifies Teacher Agency as Key Factor in Transforming Professional Learning

New White Paper by Learning Forward and NCTAF Identifies Teacher Agency as Key Factor in Transforming Professional Learning

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact for Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org Media Contact for NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com   26 Teachers & School Administrators Highlight Promising Practices from California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., & West...

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NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning

NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF & ConsultEd Strategists Release New White Paper on Teaching for Deeper Learning Deeper Learning Competencies Serve as “North Star” for New Vision of Teaching   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 2, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and ConsultEd Strategists released a white paper today...

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DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson Named a NCTAF Commissioner

DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson Named a NCTAF Commissioner

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110 Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools, Named a NCTAF Commissioner WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 14, 2016 – The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) is delighted to announce that the Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Kaya Henderson, is joining the organization as a commissioner. “We are so...

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NCTAF Commends the Congressional Bipartisan Agreement to Reauthorize ESEA

NCTAF Commends the Congressional Bipartisan Agreement to Reauthorize ESEA

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110   NCTAF Commends the Congressional Bipartisan Agreement to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 10, 2015 – Today, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) announced its support of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the legislation that reauthorizes the Elementary and...

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S.C. State Superintendent & HGSE Associate Professor Named as Commissioners of NCTAF

S.C. State Superintendent & HGSE Associate Professor Named as Commissioners of NCTAF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Karen Cheeks karen@cheekscommunications.com 240-233-4110 S.C. State Superintendent and Harvard Graduate School of Education Associate Professor Named as Commissioners of NCTAF WASHINGTON, DC – Nov. 2, 2015 – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) is pleased to announce that South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and Harvard Graduate School of Education...

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Learning Forward & NCTAF Announce New Ed Policy Advisor & Strategic Alliance Between the Organizations

Learning Forward & NCTAF Announce New Ed Policy Advisor & Strategic Alliance Between the Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         For Learning Forward: Tracy Crow, 972-421-0900 tracy.crow@learningforward.org       For NCTAF: Karen Cheeks, 240-233-4110 karen@cheekscommunications.com   WASHINGTON, DC – Sept. 16, 2015 – Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) are excited to announce that Laurie Calvert will serve the organizations as education policy...

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NCTAF Commissioner Launches New Think Tank

NCTAF Commissioner Launches New Think Tank

We are delighted to congratulate NCTAF Commissioner & co-founder Linda Darling-Hammond on launching the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), a new national education think tank. LPI will focus on providing evidence-based research to help education leaders shape policies that support equitable learning opportunities for all children. “Linda has assembled an amazing group of staff and advisors, and we look forward to working with her and the LPI...

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

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...

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Remembering Ron Thorpe

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...

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

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...

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Announcing NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative

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...

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