Mark your calendar now to join us for EdCon 2012 on June 25, 26 and 27 at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. EdCon is the premier professional development and networking event for our Association. As those who were in attendance last summer can attest to, Ed Con 2011 was outstanding conference in every aspect. The keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking and social activities were a great start to the summer and to facilitate your planning for the upcoming school year.
By: Rick Kroopnick, Lusk & Albertson PLC
I've shared this article with staff, prompting some great conversations without making excuses. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/opinion/sunday/friedman-how-about-bett...
The clock is ticking for Administrators hired after January 5, 2010, who need to gain Principalship certification. There's only a three-year window available to complete the necessary coursework to earn this important credential.
To my union friends, I have one message, "Wake up and smell the coffee!"
The latest Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll is the proverbial "canary in the coal mine." When 47 percent of the general public says unions hurt public education, something is not working. It could be public relations or systemic. I vote for the latter, and I suggest the National Education Association (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) transform the heart of unionism - collective bargaining.