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Alexandria, VA (05/20/2015)—ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, released its first Global Policy Agenda, which makes recommendations to promote the success of students, educators, schools, and communities worldwide.
“The needs to promote a whole child education and to reduce the overreliance on standardized testing are just two of many priorities that span all education systems across the globe,” said David Griffith, ASCD director of public policy. “ASCD is committed to supporting policies that enable growth and success for all students, and we believe the introduction of this Global Policy Agenda lays out a comprehensive vision for international educators to support student achievement.”
Each January, ASCD releases a legislative agenda with recommendations concerning federal education policy in the United States. However, in our ever more global societies it is becoming clear that many of today’s key education issues are international in nature and must be addressed for all students in all countries. It is important to establish an expansive and well-rounded definition of student success that includes all academic subjects, as well as social-emotional learning and whole child supports. The specific global recommendations include the following:
“Each child in each school deserves a well-rounded education that provides college-, career-, and citizenship-readiness,” said Sean Slade, ASCD director of whole child programs. “As well, each educator needs the support, both in the school and from politicians, to provide such an education for all students. By following the recommendations in ASCD’s Global Policy Agenda, schools and school systems can establish a foundation for long-term student success.”
The complete 2015 ASCD Global Policy Agenda can be found at www.ascd.org/globalpolicyagenda. For more information on ASCD’s Educator Advocates program, visit www.educatoradvocates.org. Visit www.ascd.org/wholechild to learn more about programs that keep all students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Visit www.ascd.org to learn more about ASCD programs, products, services, and membership.
Ross Romano, publicist, 1-703-575-5607 or by e-mail.
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