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Shanker Blog

Where Al Shanker Stood: Quick Fixes In Education

In a 1983 column, Al Shanker argues that we need to think long-term about public schooling's purposes and agree on carefully chosen set of reform priorities.

The Virtue Of Boring In Education

Concerns about the College Board's recent and future plans to increase their advocacy for improving college readiness.

A New Focus On Social Capital In School Reform Efforts

Professors Carrie Leana and Frits Pil discuss the importance of teachers' social capital, and their research showing its influence on student outcomes.

Redesigning Florida’s School Report Cards

Attempts to redesign school report cards are unlikely to improve the information they provide if the data are being misinterpreted.

Attitudes Toward Education And Hard Work In Post-Communist Poland

The profound transformation in Poland since the collapse of Communism includes fascinating changes in beliefs about the value of education and hard work.

Building And Sustaining Research-Practice Partnerships

Professor Bill Penuel discusses what we know about partnerships between researchers and practitioners, and resources for those interested in forming them.

What You Need To Know About Misleading Education Graphs, In Two Graphs

Two examples of graphs that make very different arguments in the same misleading manner.

The Common Core And Failing Schools

Those arguing against the Common Core because the new standards will lower proficiency rates are not really arguing against the standards at all.

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:

The Next Generation of Differentiated Compensation: What Next?
Wednesday, Nov. 12, noon-2:00 pm
555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Information and Registration

What Happens to the Beneficial Effects of Quality Pre-K?
Wednesday, Dec. 10, noon-2:00 pm
555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Information and Registration

Watch the Past 2014-2015 Conversations



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

Richard Kahlenbery & Halley Potter, "Smarter Charter: What Works for Charters and Public Education,"

Oct. 9, 2014 with

Randi Weingarten

Pres., American Federation of Teachers & Shanker Institute
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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