School Administrators Need a Course in the Politics of Education

Wed, Sep 23, 2015


by Dr. Charles W. Bindig

Ever since 9-11, school administrators entered the political arena with regard to how one responds to terrorist threats in the schools. After this date, a plethora of zero tolerance policies were instituted regarding terroristic threats, which also included bullying in the schools. Apparently, the school principal now could not be trusted to use common sense when dealing with these issues, and the political structure started to demand mandatory reporting of all incidents of alleged terror.

Back to School Tips for Teachers: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Level 1

Sun, Sep 20, 2015


By Bethanie L. Hansen, D.M.A.
Faculty Director, School of Education at American Public University

Purposeful relationship-building and preventative approaches in your classroom will be crucial for positive results for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ASD is a developmental disability. The disorder might be manifested through a child’s manner of communicating, interacting, behaving, and learning that seem different from most other children.

Two New Exciting M.Ed. in Teaching Concentrations at American Public University

Fri, Sep 11, 2015


STEAM (STEM + the Arts) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University

Busy teachers who want to advance their education, knowledge, and skills have more options for flexible learning via online and hybrid master’s degree programs. But, the tough question is what direction should they go?

A School Principal Looks Back to 9-11

Fri, Sep 11, 2015


by Dr. Charles W. Bindig

On September 11, 2001, I was the principal of an elementary school in Middletown Township, New Jersey that was three blocks from the Raritan Bay overlooking the Twin Towers. The community used to be part of the “Jersey Shore” prior to the construction of the Garden State Parkway, which eventually enabled tourists to access beaches further down the shore.

States Gaining a Say on School Accountability

Fri, Sep 4, 2015


Whether a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act makes it over the finish line this year, the federally driven accountability system at the heart of the law seems destined to go the way of the Blockbuster video.

The Obama administration has already opened the door to major flexibility by issuing waivers from the NCLB law, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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