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MASA will offer primary members a new service starting in May, thanks to tips from new superintendents about a potential new partner. The Marshall Memo, a “weekly round-up of important ideas and research in K-12 education,” according to its creator, Kim Marshall, will be sent at no cost to superintendents and first-line members through the MASA listserv.
When used in combination with audio School Leadership Briefings, the Memo expands our members’ access to some of the best thinkers, writers, researchers and educators in the nation. For less than a 90-minute investment each week *, superintendents and first-line assistants can tap into a rich vein of interviews, ideas and resources that can help them be more effective.
Plus, members can abandon their guilty feelings about not getting to all those journals piled up on their desks!
In addition to receiving the Marshall Memo by e-mail each week, subscribers have access to the Members' Area of this website, where it's easy to download back issues and locate any article by searching a comprehensive database by author, topic, title, source, headline, or grade level.
Login today and explore what the Marshal Memo can offer you.
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About the Marshall Memo
Published since 2003, the Marshall Memo is designed to keep educators well-informed on current research and best practices in the field. Kim draws on his experience as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, consultant, and writer to lighten the load of busy educators by serving as their "designated reader."
To produce the Marshall Memo, Kim subscribes to 44 carefully-chosen publications and looks through scores of articles each week to select 5-10 that have the greatest potential to improve teaching, leadership, and learning. He then writes a brief summary of each article, provides e-links to full articles when available, highlights a few striking quotes, and e-mails the Memo to subscribers every Monday (with the exception of a one-week break at Christmas and a two-week mid-summer vacation).
Here is what four subscribers said about the Marshall Memo:
"Kim is brilliant at doing an accurate précis of dense material and delivering it in a highly readable package that arrives without fail every week."
"Exceptionally clear, succinct, yet comprehensive summaries of the articles that are most relevant."
"An extraordinary resource for the busy educator."
"There's no better way to be kept abreast of best practices and research than reading the informative and lively Marshall Memo."
* Marshall Memo=20 minutes; School Leadership Briefings=1 hour)