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Taft University Professor Earns Rising Star Award

William Howard Taft University is pleased to announce that Dr. Casey Reason has been chosen for the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Rising Star Award.

17th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship Awarded

William Howard Taft University is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Roger J. Duthoy Scholarship recipient is Linda Spreitzer from Milliken, Colorado. Mrs. Spreitzer is the principal of Knowledge Quest Academy, a rural Colorado charter school.

The Taft University System 2017 Graduation Celebration

On Thursday, July 27th, The Taft University System hosted a Graduate Recognition Event honoring Graduates from both William Howard Taft University and Taft Law School. Graduates and their families, current students, faculty and administration were in attendance. Graduates had the opportunity to have their pictures in cap and gown receiving their diploma.

Attendance increased from the previous graduation event, providing an opportunity for students and faculty to meet and network – most meeting face-to-face for the first time.

Several photos of William Howard Taft University graduates can be found here.

New Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with a Concentration in Charter School Administration.

Dr. Barry Resnick, Administrative Dean of The Boyer Graduate School of Education of William Howard Taft University, has announced the University is accepting applications for a new online Ed.D. program. This new program builds on the success of the current Doctor of Education program with the addition of a concentration in Charter School Administration.

The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Charter School Administration Program is a practical, directed independent study program which emphasizes course work in educational leadership and management with a focus on charter school operations.

Charter schools were created to help improve our nation’s public school system and offer parents another public school option to better meet their child’s specific needs. The core of the charter school model is the belief that public schools should be held accountable for student learning. In exchange for this accountability, school leaders should be given freedom to do whatever it takes to help students achieve and should share what works with the broader public school system so that all students benefit. With the growing dissatisfaction of public school education in general, the number of charter schools and overall enrollment in charter schools is expected to materially increase in the next decade. This projected growth will require many more administrators trained and experienced in charter school operation.

The Program is facilitated by highly qualified faculty with vast and varied academic teaching and administrative experience and terminal degrees earned from some of the top Universities in the nation.

All coursework in the Program is presented in a distance learning modality. Accordingly, students may keep their full-time positions, and perform coursework on their schedule – anywhere with Internet access.

The Program is designed to meet the needs of individuals with public or private school teaching experience who seek administrative positions or middle level managers who are interested in moving into higher levels of administration – particularly in the charter school arena.

For more details visit: http://www.taft.edu/edd-charter.htm
Or call: 877-894-TAFT (8238)

William Howard Taft University Professor Dr. Casey Reason’s New Book With Richard DuFour Reaches 3 Million Educators!

Dr. Casey Reason has been a professor at William Howard Taft University since 2010. His newest book, Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration: On the Tipping Point of Transformation is coauthored with best-selling author Dr. Richard DuFour.

Dr. Reason has been working in distance learning for over a decade and partnered with the National Education Association (NEA) in 2013. The NEA is so supportive of his work that they have sent a sample chapter of his new book to every NEA member (3.2 million educators across the country). In the long history of the NEA, this has never been done before!

Reason & DuFour’s new book focuses on how strategies for virtual collaboration and learning at a distance can shape the school improvement agenda and improve student achievement.

Dr. Reason lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. A sample chapter of this new book can be found by clicking here.