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Established in 2003, the organization's mission is to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions. ALAS promotes its mission through professional development, information sharing and policy advocacy. ALAS currently has 12 state af�iliates serving members in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas and Utah, with the goal of establishing af�iliates in many more states in the foreseeable future. Screening of applications will take place in late May. For additional information about ALAS, go to; for a list of characteristics sought in the Executive Director, application information and/or to apply online, go to An Equal Opportunity Employer 1475 E. Wood�ield Road, 14th Floor, Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847.318.0072 To apply visit ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT Ascension Public Schools, located in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, seeks an individual with visionary leadership and strong administrative skills to lead a district of 21,367 students. The salary will be in the range of $185,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria. Interested candidates may apply online at Ray and Associates, Inc. Ph: 319/393-3115 E-mail: Application Deadline: May 10, 2016 Please do not contact the Board or District directly. W A N T SEARCH MORE JOBS? ONLINE AT 22 | EDUCATION WEEK | April 20, 2016 | TOP SCHOOL JOBS's CAREER CORNER BLOG Are you engaging to your students? I have traveled up and down the east coast to interview thousands of students completing their teaching credentials. My job was to determine teaching potential and readiness to assume the responsibility of educating students. Over the years the questions that I have posed to these soon-to-be teachers have evolved. Most recently my interview of candidates included probing questions on creating interest. In my opinion, the success of today's teacher is linked to his/her ability to create interest. Where there is interest there is learning. My evolution of questioning was influenced by observing my own kids glued to the TV, watching a Disney show. What was so interesting about this show that it made my kids clean their rooms without prompting? Advertisers are experts at creating interest. There is a growing body of "neuromarking" research that has probed into underlying motivators behind why people buy. Can educators learn from this work? The average attention span in today's youth is said to be 8 seconds according to a Microsoft Study. Teachers have the challenge of facilitating learning for students who are growing up with technology and social media at their fingertips. This leads to the question: Are teachers prepared for this type of classroom? Students remember teachers most who are creative in their approach to teaching. Teachers may grab the attention of their students when they wear lesson-related costumes, rap the vocabulary terms, or dress like a book character. Students will talk about what happened in class with their friends and parents. This type of interest in school will results in high levels of student engagement. Overall colleges and universities do a good job with teaching the construction of an effective lesson plan. However, can more be done to prepare future teachers on how to deliver truly engaging instruction? To read more blog posts, visit The opinions expressed are strictly those of the author and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - April 20, 2016

Education Week - April 20, 2016
Charters Help Alums Stick With College
Cruz’s K-12 Agenda: Pro-School Choice, Anti-Common Core
National Count of Special Education Students Shows Uptick
New Online Tool Expands Access To School Climate Measurements
Table of Contents
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Caution Urged on Measuring Social-Emotional Skills
Studies Affirm Role of Emotions In Students’ Transitions
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Needs for ‘Resourcefulness,’ Equity Probed in Maker Ed.
Digital Divide Evolves in Fla. Schools, Study Finds
Ind. Scholarship Law Aims to Entice Top Students Into Teaching
Blogs of the Week
Testing Issues Generate Heat in Legislatures
Sparks Fly as Congress Reviews ESSA Rulemaking Process
MATT GANDAL: Are We Serious About the Goal Of College and Career Readiness for All?
ADAM LAATS & HARVEY SIEGEL: Teaching Evolution Is Not About Changing Beliefs
Q&A With StoryCorps’ Dave Isay
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
CHARLOTTE DANIELSON: It’s Time to Rethink Teacher Evaluation

Education Week - April 20, 2016