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1995

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1995

The NSDC Board of Trustees encourages school districts to dedicate at least 10% of their budgets to staff development and at least 25% of an educator’s work time to learning and collaborating with colleagues.

1994-1996

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1994

NSDC releases the Standards for Staff Development for three grade levels: elementary, middle, and high school.

1991

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1991

NSDC launches its first Academy for Staff Developers.

1988

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1988

NSDC Executive Director Dennis Sparks is now a full-time employee, as is newly hired Associate Director Stephanie Hirsh.

1987

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1987

Georgia and Illinois recognized as first affiliates.

1985

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1985

The Lynne Chidley Staff Development Foundation is established.

1984

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1984

Dennis Sparks becomes part-time NSDC executive director and editor of the Journal of Staff Development.

1980

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1980

The first issue of the Journal of Staff Development is published on the theme secondary school staff development programs.

1978

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1978

NSDC is incorporated and chartered as a nonprofit organization in Ohio.

1970

By Anthony Armstrong | December 1, 1970

Betty Dillon-Peterson, a staff developer in Lincoln, NE, organizes the first conference on staff development in Racine, WI. This initial group of 17 representatives of urban school districts from around the country later formed the National Staff Development Council.

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