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Listening to teachers

A survey of American teachers reveals how politics and the challenges of implementing reforms in a large, locally controlled system can create chaos for teachers and students…. Read More

Why I Teach

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

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

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

Make sure states succeed too !

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

What’s going on?

Kids need help communicating about what happens at school each day…. Read More

Now is the time for project-based learning

People seem to be built for project-based learning. So why aren’t we doing more of it?… Read More

Boosting the number of male teachers of color

Minority-serving institutions play a key role in boosting the number of male teachers of color…. Read More

Bilingual education and the role of minority-serving institutions

teacher education and certification programs are at the core of improving bilingual education…. Read More

Can I be Zubin Mehta?

Teachers are often compared to coaches, but conductors may be a more appropriate metaphor…. 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