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July 2006 | Volume 48 | Number 7
NCLB a Year Before Reauthorization
ASCD has honored two of its affiliates for innovative 2005 programming. Arkansas ASCD and Washington State ASCD took home Affiliate Individual Area of Excellence Awards following ceremonies at the ASCD Annual Conference in Chicago.
Arkansas ASCD earned its award for work on influence and policy. The affiliate has a rich history of influencing policy that promotes excellence in education for students. Convening statewide Curriculum Conversations and Shareholder Retreats for nearly 10 years has resulted in education reform at the state and local levels. The affiliate's new regionally based Shareholder Retreats served as a catalyst for a statewide study on professional development commissioned by the Arkansas General Assembly. This process put Arkansas ASCD first on the scene to address professional development issues and concerns. The Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and other state organizations have even adopted this model in their work.
Washington State ASCD earned two Affiliate Individual Area of Excellence Awards:
Seven ASCD affiliates were honored with Affiliate Best Practice Awards in Chicago.
With sadness, ASCD has learned of the death in March of Past President Jack Frymier. He led ASCD in 1972–73, a pivotal time for the Association.
In 1972, ASCD became independent of the National Education Association, under whose auspices it had been formed in 1943. Frymier spearheaded efforts to establish the fledgling organization as one that could stand on its own.
Recalled Allan Dornseif, executive director of Florida ASCD, “If you knew Jack, you knew his very commanding presence would not let ASCD fall. His efforts were vital in getting ASCD onto the road and [to] where we stand today.”
During his career, Frymier was professor of education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Foundations at The Ohio State University. He also authored several books on education in an editorial career that spanned the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s.
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