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Annual report on revenues and expenditures of public schools in the U.S.: school year 2011–12 goo.gl/tq6GbE

RT @pasi_sahlberg Excited to host @EstherQuinCo from @shankerinst & @HargreavesBC in #HGSEat103 next Wed. Send your questions about professional capital.

Publ. (EEPA): The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree goo.gl/Mg5ruz

Publ. (EEPA): Time to Pay Up: Analyzing the Motivational Potential of Financial Awards in a TIF Program goo.gl/epFpXD

Publ. (EEPA): Using Student Test Scores to Measure Principal Performance goo.gl/8BjeS8

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Shanker Blog

Relationships Matter: Putting It All Together

Short video on why educational improvement is both about the capacities of individuals (human capital) and the broader social context (social capital).

Who Should Be Allowed To Teach?

A quick look at survey data since the 1970s asking respondents whether people with certain views or characteristics should be allowed to teach.

Update On Teacher Turnover In The U.S.

A look at the latest data on turnover among public school teachers in the U.S.

Fixing Our Broken System Of Testing And Accountability: The Reauthorization Of ESEA

NYC teacher Stephen Lazar's testimony to the U.S. Senate argues that the purpose of testing is to inform and improve teaching and learning.

Resources On The Social Side Of Education Reform

A list of resources exploring the idea that social relationships and networks are critical for understanding and improving school performance.

To Seek Common Ground On Life’s Big Questions, We Need Science Literacy

Scientist Jonathan Garlick argues that science literacy is needed to find common ground on the important science-based issues facing us today.

The Accessibility Conundrum In Accountability Systems

Education accountability systems require balancing the need for rigorous measures with that of making the information accessible to stakeholders.

Happy Holidays From The Shanker Institute

Blog posts will resume after the New Year.

WATCH THE PAST EVENT

The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies

Thursday, Jan. 15WATCH THE SESSIONS

Conversation Series

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education
Held the second Wednesday of the month,
co-sponsored with the American Federation of Teachers.

For the dates and topics of the 2014-2015 Conversation Series, go HERE.

UPCOMING CONVERSATIONS:

"ESEA At 50: The Federal Government and Equity in American Education"


NEW DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, Noon to 2:00
555 New Jersey Ave, NW
REGISTER HERE

Watch the Past 2014-2015 Conversations



The Emergence of the "Precariat": What Does The Loss of Stable, Well-Compensated Employment Mean for Education?"


Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
WATCH THE CONVERSATION

The Next Generation of Differentiated Compensation: What Next?
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
WATCH THE VIDEO

How Do We Get Experienced, Accomplished Teachers Into High Need Schools?
October 8, 2014
WATCH THE VIDEO

A New Social Compact for American Education: Fixing Our Broken Accountability System
Sept. 10, 2014
WATCH THE VIDEO.

WATCH THE 2013-2104 CONVERSATIONS



PAST EVENTS

Book Party for BOB HERBERT, "LOSING OUR WAY," Dec. 1, 2014 with RANDI WEINGARTEN, Pres., AFT and ASI
WATCH THE VIDEO

Book Party for RICHARD KAHLENBERG & HALLEY POTTER, "SMARTER CHARTER: What Works for Charters and Public Education," Oct. 9, 2014 with RANDI WEINGARTEN, Pres., AFT & ASI, MORE INFORMATION

BOOK PARTY FOR JOSE VILSON author, “THIS IS NOT A TEST”

With special guest, Elizabeth Davis,
President, Washington Teachers Union
Sept. 25, 2014
WATCH THE VIDEO

"The Chinese Labor Movement: Which Way Forward"


June 18, 2014, Watch the videoHERE.

Good Schools Seminar:

Creating Safe & Supportive Schools


March 25, 2014
Watch the seminar HERE

Prince Edward County Freedom Schools

Teachers Discuss Segregation Fight in 1963 here.


CTE CONFERENCES

Fulfilling the Promise of a Quality Education for All: 21st Century Career-Technical Education


co-sponsored with the United Federation of Teachers

For conference materials go HERE.

AFT-Shanker Institute Summit on CTE and Perkins Authorization

Monday, Feb. 3. More information and livestream >here.


LESSON PLANS

Lesson Plans on the March on Washington



NEW PUBLICATION

Teaching Gap by Stigler and Hiebert, August 1999

For Immediate Release August 24, 1999 For American Students to Measure Up, U.S. Schools Must Close a “Teaching Gap”, New Book Challenges WASHINGTON – August 24, 1999 – What will it take for American students to meet the new standards for excellence states are setting? The answer, which has become a focal point for education [...]

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