MALVERN, Pa., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Frontline Research & Learning Institute today at AASA’s National Conference on Education launches The Line, the first publication for K-12 education leaders that endeavors to encourage civil discourse. Its content and format pivot on the exchange of ideas, information and insight from education leaders across the country to help drive engagement and action that yield better outcomes for our nation’s public school students.

«The Line stands dedicated to the proposition that sharing knowledge and research and engaging in debate begets best practices and policy development that shapes the work we do every day to further the American dream for every single youth in our schools,» says John E. Deasy, editor-in-chief. «This publication from the Frontline Research & Learning Institute couldn’t be more timely as we face the most extreme polarity we have ever known, across nearly every issue challenging our country. A generation of students is depending on our ability to bridge this divide and engage in thoughtful, civil, fact-based discourse on the very important topics facing leaders, advocates and policy developers who are on the front line of education, social justice and innovation.»

The Frontline Research & Learning Institute is an arm of Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner providing our nation’s school districts with the leading human capital management platform and solutions for education. The mission of the Institute is to provide data-driven research, resources and observations to support and advance the education community. The research is driven by the vast amount of data derived from the solutions that Frontline provides to more than 9,500 K-12 organizations that include more than 60 percent of the nation’s school districts.

«Providing actionable data and insights to education organizations that encourage discussion and decision-making is at the heart of what the Institute does,» says Tim Clifford, CEO of Frontline Education. «The Line is an extension of that important work, fostering insight from new ideas, information and civil engagement. We’re proud to offer this resource to education leaders – administrators, advocates, policymakers, practitioners and researchers – who stand on the front line of education.»

In addition to former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy’s leadership as editor-in-chief, The Line has an editorial advisory board comprised of some of the nation’s most well-known education voices, which represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds, politics and policies.

Central to the mission of The Line, which will be delivered to superintendents across the country this week, is the theme of bridging divide and finding common ground through civil discourse. Stories address topics such as school funding, the new administration, district leadership, state autonomy and professional learning and include the voices of a great cross section of education leaders such as, Arne Duncan, Chester E. «Checker» Finn Jr., Kaya Henderson, William Hite Jr., Hanna Skandera and many more.  

With two annual print editions, The Line will also offer digital edition and web-exclusive content at TheLineK12.com. In addition to providing education insights and information, the website will become an important forum for fulfilling The Line’s mission of civil discourse with opportunity for readers to actively engage with content and each other on an ongoing basis. To that end, special web features will include article annotation and other interactive elements designed to drive conversations among a diversity of education leaders.

Email [email protected] to request a print edition and join the conversation at TheLineK12.com or on Twitter @TheLineK12.

About The Frontline Research & Learning Institute:
The Frontline Research & Learning Institute is a division of Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner providing our nation’s school districts with the leading human capital management platform and solutions for education. The Institute is a learning organization dedicated to providing data-driven research, resources and observations to support and advance the education community. Driven by the vast amount of records across Frontline’s comprehensive solutions portfolio, the Institute leverages data from more than 9,500 K-12 organizations and several million users to reach findings and provide benchmarks that inform strategic decision-making for education organizations. The Frontline Research & Learning Institute works with Johns Hopkins Center for Research and Reform in Education to ensure all research reports and analyses are rigorously validated and representative of national data.

About Frontline Education: 
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 9,500 K-12 organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education provides actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline is pioneering a human capital management approach that meets the unique needs of education. The Frontline Insights Platform makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community with solutions including Frontline Recruiting & Hiring, Frontline Absence & Time, Frontline Professional Growth and Frontline Special Ed & Interventions. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Andover, Massachusetts, Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois.

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