Mark your calendars for October 17th & 18th for the Fall Conference at the Lakeside Hotel and Casino in Osceola, Iowa. The conference will begin at 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon with Dr. Katherine Bassett providing the keynote. Dr. Bassett is the Executive Director for the National Network of Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). She also facilitated the development of the Teacher Leader Standards.
The conference will be a blend of professional development opportunities and program/policy updates.
1. Cost $68 plus 12% tax
2. Cut off of October 3
3. Call 877-477-5253
4. Address: 777 Casino Drive, Osceola, Iowa 50213; Exit 34 from I-35.
AACTE is celebrating Sen. Jack Reed’s (D-R.I.) and Rep. Mike Honda’s (D-Calif.) introduction of “The Educator Preparation Reform Act.” The bill, announced September 20 at a press conference in Washington, D.C., will improve the quality of teaching in high-need schools by reforming and strengthening accountability of educator preparation programs, and supporting partnerships to meet the needs of educators and educational leaders.
The 44th annual Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was recently released, highlighting Americans’ points of agreement and difference on education across the political spectrum. The accompanying report, Public Education in the United States: A Nation Divided, showed split opinions on issues including teacher evaluations and school choice vouchers, as well as shared views on the benefits of the Common Core State Standards confidence in public school teachers.