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Archive | September, 2014

Are States Losing Their Role in Higher Education?

Friday, September 19, 2014

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By Dr. Mike Simmons,

Adjunct Instructor, Public Administration at American Public University

“The idea of dual federalism is a well-established constitutional principle. It encourages our federal government and state governments to work cooperatively in solving the enormous problems we face. The states are rightly concerned that over time, the federal government has been encroaching on the governing power of the states.” (http://www.csg.org/pubs/capitolideas/2013_july_aug/federalism.aspx)

As the 50 year old Higher Education Act (1965) comes up for reauthorization we are reminded that the historical footprint of the federal government in higher education has been related to access–making sure more students can afford and attend college–and research.

Teacher Evaluations and Professional Development: A Necessary Link in Education Today

Friday, September 12, 2014

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By Dr. Jose A. Rodriguez
Program Director, Educational Leadership Program at American Public University

Teacher evaluations and professional development are two of the most important duties district and school administrators must bring coherence to in order to increase and sustain student achievement. A leadership dashboard can provide a systems approach to sustain real-time organizational learning and targeted leadership action.

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