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September 1, 2006
Vol. 64
No. 1

ASCD Community in Action

ASCD Announces Emerging Leaders

ASCD is proud to announce the 2006 members of the ASCD Emerging Leaders Program, which prepares younger educators for ASCD influence and leadership positions. Emerging leaders are educators who have been in the profession from 5–15 years, have promise as ASCD leaders, and are committed to fulfilling leadership opportunities.
The following 14 young educators were selected as members: Katinia Davis (South Carolina); Douglas Elmendorf (Maryland); David Fallaw (South Carolina); Joshua Garcia (Washington); Pearl Harmon (Maryland); Tammy Kapp (Wisconsin); Jadi Miller (Nebraska); Amy Millett (New York); Marla Mitchell (Ohio); Juliet Peoples (Ohio); Kate Quarfordt (New York); Ivan Saari (Ontario); Carolynn Schmor (British Columbia); and John Williamson (Kentucky).

Dues News

On Sept. 1, 2006, a dues increase went into effect for Comprehensive, Premium, and Institutional ASCD membership categories. This is ASCD's first dues increase in more than seven years. Notification was mailed to members over the summer. Members may renew online at the old dues rates through September 30, 2006. The annual subscription rate for Educational Leadership magazine has also increased, from $36 to $39. For more information about ASCD membership dues, visit www.ascd.org/dues.

Leadership Counts

The 2006 General Membership Election

Look for your 2006 ballot in the September issue ofEducation Update. Sign and date your ballot for compliance with Virginia code (unsigned ballots are invalid) and mail the completed ballot, in the postage-paid envelope provided, by Nov. 15, 2006. Or vote online by going tohttps://my.ascd.org. To assist voters in making a more informed decision, video and audio clips from ASCD's second Meet the President-Elect Candidates Forum are available at www.ascd.org/candidatesforum.

How to Nominate a Candidate

In 2007, the General Membership election will fill positions for President-Elect (one position), Board of Directors (two positions), and Leadership Council members-at-large (six positions). Members can complete the nomination form online at www.ascd.org/nominations or obtain a print version from Becky DeRigge, bderigge@ascd.org, 800-933-2723.
The 2006–2007 Nominations Committee invites members to self-select or to encourage qualified individuals to self-select for leadership positions within the organization. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2007.

Leading for Advocacy

On Sept. 16–19, 2006, ASCD will hold its second annual Leadership for Effective Advocacy and Practice Institute in Washington, D.C. Designed to bridge the divide between education policy and practice, the Institute focuses on providing ASCD leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to become effective advocates for sound policies that support best learning and teaching practices. The three-day institute includes content and skill-building sessions and offers opportunities for attendees to hear from prominent authors, educator activists, and key federal policymakers.

Nominate an Outstanding Young Educator

To nominate an educator you know for ASCD's 2006 Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA), fill out the online nomination form at www.ascd.org/oyea. Fall nominations close Oct. 15, 2006; the winner will be announced in December 2006. The winner, who will be honored at the 2007 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, will receive a check for $10,000 and an ASCD Institutional Membership for his or her school district.

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