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Today's post (by @EstherQuinCo): New research on school discipline - goo.gl/J2oGKS

On Jan. 15, we'll have a one day conference in D.C.: "The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads." Register/info: goo.gl/Ysnlsu

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Shanker Blog

New Research On School Discipline

School discipline has been a major education policy focus this year. Two recent studies suggest that there are proven strategies that can work.

Teacher Strikes In China

Over the past three months, teachers in China, protesting low pay and pension uncertainty, have engaged in at least 30 strikes.

Constitution For Effective School Governance

MSU Professor Ken Frank discusses his constitution for effective school governance, designed to facilitate coordination and cooperation among teachers.

Is Teaching More Like Baseball Or Basketball?

Recent research suggests that the sports teams with the most superstars don't always perform the best. Is this true in education?

PISA And TIMSS: A Distinction Without A Difference?

MSU Professor William Schmidt explains why nations' results can differ on PISA and TIMSS, the two major international tests, and whether this matters.

Do Attitudes Toward Taxation Change When Economic Situations Change?: Evidence from Poland

An analysis of Polish panel data addresses the question of whether tax preferences changes over time with income, education and employment.

A Descriptive Analysis Of The 2014 D.C. Charter School Ratings

A look at the latest results of the DC charter school rating system, and whether they support the claims of charter supporters.

Feeling Socially Connected Fuels Intrinsic Motivation And Engagement

To what extent are dispositions such as motivation, persistence and engagement, mediated by social relationships and social-relational context?

Upcoming Event:

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

Thursday, Jan. 15, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

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


Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, Noon to 2:00
555 New Jersey Ave, NW
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Watch the Past 2014-2015 Conversations



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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