Steven Weber has been a teacher, a state education official, and a school district central office administrator. Now, having developed a broader perspective on education policy and government, he’s back in school as a principal of Hillsborough Elementary School, Hillsborough, N.C. Here he talks about how his experience has shaped ... Read More
Meet 2012-13 PDK Emerging Leader Crystal Timmons, who has answered a few questions about her work, service and outlook for continuing to be a Change Agent in education.
You focus on preparing preservice teachers for learning environments in urban schools. What are the two or three important lessons you impart ... Read More
By Mollie Miller
I first found out about the FEA when I was a freshman in high school. My older sister was involved with the school’s FEA chapter as well as president of the FEA’s state board. In my sophomore year I joined the school’s chapter. My first experience — around ... Read More
By Melissa Nixon
When I started on the path of school leadership with the goal of becoming a school principal, I took all the required classes, read all the “right” books, and listened to experts in the field. I wanted to make sure I had all the necessary tools to ... Read More
What are the five most important findings in the 2013 PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools? As co-director of the poll, let me offer my top five.
1. Common Core State Standards are a mystery. Almost two of three Americans have never heard of the Common ... Read More
In this “Change Agents” post, we speak with Ashley Parker– a PDK Emerging Leader and a literacy specialist. She explains how she is helping schools hone their methods for teaching students how to read and write.
PDK: Can you share an example of how a literacy specialist, such as yourself, ... Read More
PDK, PLT and FEA members are making a mark in education in a number of ways. We recently spoke with one of these “change agents”. Angela Walmsley is helping launch a satellite campus of Northeastern University (located in Seattle, Washington) that offers hybrid programs to higher education students.
PDK: You ... Read More
PDK, PLT and FEA members are making a mark in education in a number of ways. We recently spoke with one of these “change agents” — Robert Dillon, the Director of Technology and Innovation for the Affton School District in Missouri. Here is how he is making a difference.... Read More