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October 1, 2006
Vol. 64
No. 2

ASCD Community in Action

All Together Now

What are the conditions that nurture the development of the whole child? Who is responsible for creating these conditions? What does it take to build and foster these conditions? These are the questions that ASCD considers in a new report,All Together Now: Sharing Responsibility for the Whole Child, that ASCD commissioned from the Coalition for Community Schools.
Pointing to research that shows that children develop along multiple interconnected domains, the report emphasizes the importance of focusing on several optimum conditions for learning, such as students' physical and psychological safety, a challenging and engaging curriculum, a sense of connection and belonging, and a positive school climate. Tackling the tougher question of who is responsible for creating these conditions, the report states that schools, families, and communities must work together and that full community support and collaboration are crucial for success. Finally, the report suggests that community schools are a particularly effective vehicle for addressing the needs of the whole child.
A full copy of the report is available atwww.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/sharingresponsibility.pdf.

Speak Up for Education

The newly updated ASCD Advocacy Guide will help educators take action to support effective education policy. The guide offers advice for planning an advocacy campaign, communicating with policymakers, making your voice heard, and ensuring that your advocacy is both effective and efficient. ASCD encourages educators to become ASCD Educator Advocates. This broad group of educators is committed to working to advance effective education policy that will have a positive effect on the lives of students.
To download a copy of the ASCD Advocacy Guide, go towww.ascd.org/advocacyguide. To learn more about becoming an ASCD Educator Advocate, visit www.ascd.org/actioncenter.


We Won!

SNAP Awards

  • Educational Leadership
  • Creating a Healthy School Using the Healthy School Report Card
  • Understanding by Design (2nd Edition)
  • Education Update
According to the judges, “The winners displayed strong editorial content, visual clarity, and clear definition of editorial purpose.”
Educational Leadership also received a Gold Award in the category of Magazines, Single Topic Issue (circulation greater than 100,000) for its December 2005/January 2006 issue on “Learning in the Digital Age.” The judges praised Educational Leadership's excellent editorial planning and execution, easy-on-the-eyes design, and practical articles filled with hands-on applications. More than 1,000 publications competed for the awards.

APEX Award

In the 18th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, Educational Leadership won the APEX Grand Award for the December 2005/January 2006 issue on “Learning in the Digital Age” in the category of Magazines and Journals, Nonprofit. According to the judges, “Thoroughly researched, superbly written features are showcased in a crisp, well-organized design with appealing illustrations, photos, and typography.”

AEP Awards

  • How to Teach So Students Remember, by Marilee Sprenger
  • Whole Publication—Periodical of the Year: Educational Leadership
  • Whole Publication—One-Theme Issue: Educational Leadership, “Learning in the Digital Age” (Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006)
  • Whole Publication—Newsletters: Education Update (Oct. 2005)
  • Periodicals—Learned Article: Educational Leadership, “Seven Practices for Effective Learning” (Nov. 2005), by Jay McTighe and Ken O'Connor
The ASCD Web site also placed as a finalist in the Technology Web Site category.

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