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There is no profession with a greater impact on our collective future than teaching. It is at once a creative pursuit and an awesome responsibility. The relationship between teacher and student can be deep and profound. A teacher’s pride is in lives touched, nurtured, changed, and loved, as celebrated in films like Mr. Holland’s Opus, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Freedom Writers. Few of us nonteachers can claim such a legacy.

We all have teachers to thank for who we have become, so we owe it to them to respect their professionalism, commitment, intentions, and service. We should all commit ourselves to celebrating and honoring them.

From the President's Pen: Celebrate Teachers

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Leading and Governing

Is there another domestic policy space more complicated than state education governance? In the face of the 50-plus ways of constructing state systems of public education in this country, the authors in this issue of The Standard attempt to tease out what constitutes strong leadership and effective governance.
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Preparing Principals through High-Quality Internships

To equip and retain more high-quality school leaders, states can encourage principal internships as a key part of preparation.

Legislative Conference 2023

NASBE's 2023 Legislative Conference will be held March 19-21, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

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