January 2014

  • January 27, 2014
    I am pleased to speak to ASCD's leadership because I believe educators across the country today have finally reached a long-sought turning point. All education stakeholders, many of whom are represented in this room today—teachers, principals, district and state leaders, non-profits,...
  • January 13, 2014
    Thanks, David, for that warm introduction, and for all your leadership. I'm delighted to see leaders whose work has been so important to empowering parents: Otha Thornton of the National PTA; Janet Murguía of the National Council of La Raza; Marc Morial of the National Urban League; and Kati...
  • January 8, 2014
    My thanks to CEO Edwards and President Dukes for their comments, and for that gracious introduction. I thank you for your unwavering commitment to equal opportunity for all students and your leadership in rethinking school discipline in Maryland. And I’m so pleased to be joined here today...