COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

Commit to Lead is the online community of Teach to Lead, an initiative of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (“the National Board”) and the U.S. Department of Education (“the Department”). The community serves as a forum for educators and other stakeholders to share and collaborate on promising ideas to meaningfully advance teacher leadership in their schools, districts and states. Based on a crowd-sourcing model, Commit to Lead enables registered users to vote on ideas submitted by others, so that the best and the brightest ideas rise to the top.

To support an open and productive dialogue, Teach to Lead will post only ideas that constitute genuine teacher leadership efforts. As such, we will not post political statements or other statements that are not primarily aimed at developing teacher leadership commitments. Please note that this is a free and open discussion widely accessible by the public. However, all posts and comments are subject to moderator approval. To safeguard your privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personal contact information or other personally identifiable information in the body of your post or comment.

The Teach to Lead team will not post, and/or remove, any comments that:

  • Contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups, or discriminatory language of any kind, not limited to discrimination or harassment based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability;

  • Promote or endorse services or products;

  • Are off-topic (e.g., comments that do not pertain to the topic of the post);

  • Contain sensitive or private information; or

  • Contain gratuitous links to websites that are viewed as spam.

Teach to Lead does not discriminate against any views, but reserves the right to remove comments that do not adhere to these standards. Teach to Lead will not redact or edit a comment to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your entire submission contains none of the above. Due to resource limitations, we can post questions and comments in English only. All posted comments reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of Teach to Lead, the National Board or the Department.

PRIVACY POLICY

This notice provides Teach to Lead's policy regarding the nature, purpose, use and sharing of any information collected via this Web site. The information you provide on this website will be used only for its intended purpose. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act, the e-Government act of 2002, the Federal Records Act, and as applicable, the Freedom of Information Act.

Submitting information is strictly voluntary. By doing so, you are giving Teach to Lead your permission to use the information for the intended purpose. If you do not want to give Teach to Lead permission to use your information, simply do not provide it. However, not providing certain information may result in Teach to Lead's inability to provide you with the information or services you desire.

Automatically Collected Information

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We collect and temporarily store certain technical information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes. This information includes:

  • The Internet domain from which you access our Web site (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from an educational domain);

  • The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our Web site;

  • The type of browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) used to access our site;

  • The operating system (Windows, Mac) used to access our site;

  • The URLs of the pages you visit;
  • The date and time you access our site;

  • Your username, if it was used to log in to the Web site; and

  • If you visited this Web site from another Web site, the URL of the forwarding site.

This information is only used to help us make our site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only.

Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)

A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the Web site that provided it, and no other Web site can request it. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser.

Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

Teach to Lead links to many Web sites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide links to these sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not an endorsement of the site.

When users follow a link to an outside Web site, they are leaving Teach to Lead and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site(s).