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CEO Message: Equity in Education

CEO Message: Equity in Education

It is not enough to assign equal resources to vastly unequal challenges and think that we will achieve a measure of equity with successful academic and life outcomes for all students. It is also not effective just to provide more resources as a strategy to ensure equity. Equity requires a root cause... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success

CEO Message: Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success

Up to 90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of life. An early investment in educational quality for our youngest learners pays dividends in the way of preparedness for school, college and career, and life. By contrast, a poor start can account for long-lasting, nearly impossible... Read the full article >
CEO Message

CEO Message

Under the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) accountability, too much focus was placed on a single measure—student assessment. Rather than sparking higher performance for all students, schools focused on low-performing students, and federally mandated sanctions were used to punish students and teachers alike. The performance gap widened as... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Back-to-School Advice from The 2015 State Teachers of the Year

CEO Message: Back-to-School Advice from The 2015 State Teachers of the Year

Earlier this year, the 2015 State Teachers of the Year (STOY) were announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and recognized by the President at the White House as part of the National Teacher of the Year Program*. Therefore, who better than these distinguished teachers to kick... Read the full article >
The Spark

The Spark

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CEO Message: Improving the Quality of STEM Education

CEO Message: Improving the Quality of STEM Education

STEM careers dominate the workplace in our increasingly complex and connected world, but many students lack the training and critical thinking to compete and engage on a global level. What can and should the education community do to support the growth of STEM education? How are schools and school systems... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Seizing Today's Learning Paradigm

CEO Message: Seizing Today's Learning Paradigm

Welcome to the inaugural digital issue of The Source.  For more than five years, AdvancED has been publishing the AdvancED Source twice a year for educational leaders around the world.  With each issue, we have received accolades for the content, ideas and innovation presented by our authors.  However, we recognized... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Defining Learner-Centric

CEO Message: Defining Learner-Centric

More and more educators are embracing the concept of learner-centric, but do we really know what it means? Do we have a common definition that can guide our work and ensure that genuine implementation of learner-centric educational environments is understood and shared by all? I would suggest that we are... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Measuring Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

CEO Message: Measuring Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

Today’s system of education is time-based, where the measures of success are what knowledge students possess within stated timeframes as determined by large-scale assessments that promote uniformity and standardization. What really constitutes success, and how can and should we recognize success in learning? Delivering content through whatever means (e.g. traditional,... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Breaking Free to Transform our Schools

CEO Message: Breaking Free to Transform our Schools

Few can dispute the need to identify and act on opportunities to transform our schools and school systems for the 21st century learner. Is it easy? Never. Does it challenge some of our most talented educators? Often, yes. Are we confident in where the changes will lead us? Often not.... Read the full article >