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Strategies to help students self-regulate

02.26.16 | 0 Comments

By Beverly Koopman

I don’t like being micro-managed. In fact, most of every day of my life is organized entirely by me, within a set of external expectations. I like it that way, too.

When I watch children of at play, I see them making choices that regulate and organize ... Read More

Why I Teach

02.12.16 | 0 Comments |
Mandy Mikita Scott teaches music because she believes music will enrich the lives of her students, no matter what kind of career they go on to.... Read More

Why I Teach

02.12.16 | 0 Comments |
Chris Graves teaches because he believes he makes things a little better for students because of what he does each day they are in his classroom.... Read More

Why I Teach

02.12.16 | 0 Comments |
Lisa Sarjeant teaches because she believes her students will change the world, and she cannot wait to see what they do.... Read More

It can happen at your school, too

01.29.16 | 0 Comments

By Ben Owens

How can we iterate that idea into something we can test and bring back to the team? Who wants to research this technology and bring their findings back to us? What’s needed to scale that concept in other areas? I like that aspect of the solution, but ... Read More

Age of anxiety

01.11.16 | 0 Comments |
As educators, policy makers, and philanthropic leaders recommit themselves to equity and excellent in education in the coming era of the Every Student Succeeds Act, they should do so with their eyes wide open. Despite the clear horizon, there is still plenty of fear and uncertainty in this age of anxiety.... Read More

Make sure states succeed too !

12.03.15 | 1 Comment | ,
Passage of the new ESSA presents state and local leaders with new opportunities and challenges. They deserve support along with their newfound autonomy to ensure that they can be successful for themselves and for students.... Read More

Data privacy foundation is built on trust

10.05.15 | 0 Comments

By Keith R. Krueger and Bob Moore

There has been no shortage of time and energy spent on the issue of student data privacy in the past several years. While school leaders always have taken student privacy seriously, the failure of the inBloom data initiative, reports of the National ... Read More

Should complex trauma qualify as a disability?

09.18.15 | 0 Comments

By Eric Rossen

A lawsuit against Compton Unified School District (Calif.) will address whether youth experiencing complex trauma should qualify for special education services as students with a disability. The outcome of this lawsuit has the potential to shift how schools operate, particularly those in communities with high student exposure ... Read More

Follow the data to frame new questions

09.11.15 | 0 Comments

This article was originally published as part of the special supplement to Kappan magazine’s 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. See the full results at www.pdkpoll.org

By Joshua P. Starr

This year’s PDK/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools marks a ... Read More


PDK International Study Tours bring together two things I’m passionate about: education and travel. The mix of school visits and conversations with cultural experiences has offered me the chance to see new places and think about education in different ways.
DANIELLE DENNIS, PDK member and past Emerging Leader