The Grade: A Closer Look at Education News – The Grade is happy to announce a new look, a new home, and new funders for 2017.
EdRising Academy Curriculum – The Educators Rising Curriculum Development Team completed their work on the EdRising Academy curriculum, a groundbreaking program for high school students to explore teaching.
Rafael Heller joins Kappan – Rafael Heller, a longtime writer and editor based in Washington, will be joining Kappan magazine as managing editor/content in late November.
Update from CEO Josh Starr – During this past year I have been speaking and listening to members about what they expect and need from PDK. 07/2016
Educators Rising Standards Debut – The journey to accomplished teaching is a marathon. What should the first steps look like? Educators Rising Standards are the teaching profession’s answer to this vital question. 06/2016
A letter to PDK members – Joshua Starr, the staff, and the PDK International Board of Directors have identified several strategic areas as we rethink every aspect of the organization. 04/2016
PDK hires a COO – Albert Chen has joined PDK International as chief operating officer. 04/2016
Educators Rising develops standards to guide preparation of future teachers – Educators Rising is developing standards to back-map professional teaching standards — what teachers need to know and be able to do. 03/2016
PDK offers service learning tour to Peru – PDK International CEO Joshua Starr will lead the organization’s next study trip: a 10-day service learning tour in Peru from July 18-27, 2016. 03/2016
PDK holds conversation about SEL – US adults rank student engagement and hopefulness for their children’s future as far more important than standardized test results as a measure of a school’s effectiveness, according to this year’s 47th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public schools. 11/2015
Joshua Starr links with Broader Bolder Approach – PDK CEO Joshua Starr will become a co-chair of the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and proposes evidence-based policies to improve schools and remedy conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn. 10/2015
PDK to convene SEL discussion – PDK International will host a daylong dialogue about social-emotion learning (SEL) on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Gallup headquarters in Washington, DC. 10/2015
Joshua Staff is new CEO of PDK – Following a nationwide search, the PDK International Board of Directors hired Joshua P. Starr as PDK’s new chief executive officer. 08/2015
PDK Board Members Elected – The PDK International Board of Directors acquired three new members, effective, July 1. 09/2015
Kappan Magazine wins APEX awards – Kappan has won two Awards of Excellence in the annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. 09/2015
Results from the 47th Annual PDK/Gallup poll are released – Visit pdkpoll.org to learn more. 08/2015
PDK launches Common Core web site as resource for educators – Kappan has a new Common Core Writing Project. 05/2015