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Professional Learning for Parents

Schools will have more success in addressing the issues of public education in their school systems (such as student performance, funding, school closures, and bond elections) when there is a strong group of parents who partner with their children's schools as well as with the school system as a whole, says Stephanie Hirsh.

Forge a New Path for Better Adult Learning

The shifting landscape of adult learning requires that we address how learning for educators must transform in these times. And in the end, says Tracy Crow, it still requires the same fundamentals to be effective.

Learning Is No Longer an Option — It's a Necessity

At a time when professional learning is often under attack, says Stephanie Hirsh, we know that the future — the one staring us in the face right now — demands change on the part of students and educators. Those changes just don't happen without learning.

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    Welcome all, we had a fantastic webinar with Terry Morganti-Fisher and Linda Munger yesterday on Planning Professional Learning. All the follow-up materials and links are posted here. I know a lot of people had questions and comments related...

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    Welcome all, we're launching this community to get conversation going about how to successfully implement a comprehensive professional learning system. Learning Forward Senior Advisor Joellen Killion and Karen Kidwell from the Kentucky Department...

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    Sonia Caus Gleason, author of Growing Into Equity: Professional Learning and Personalization in High-Achieving Schools , was featured on the National Public Radio program "Here & Now" earlier this month to discuss lessons we can learn from high-achieving,...

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