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Shanker Blog

Regular Public And Charter Schools: Is A Different Conversation Possible?

Can charter and regular public schools simultaneously compete and collaborate to promote systemic improvement?

The Superintendent Factor

A new report sheds light on the common practice of holding superintendents responsible for short-term testing results during their administrations.

The Fatal Flaw Of Education Reform

There is a tendency to sell reforms by promising results that education policies, no matter how well-designed and implemented, simply cannot deliver.

The Great Teacher Evaluation Evaluation: New York Edition

What we can and cannot learn from the recently-released results of New York's new teacher evaluation system.

Why Teachers And Researchers Should Work Together For Improvement

Professor Bill Penuel discusses the importance of direct collaboration between researchers and practitioners in education reform.

Research And Policy On Paying Teachers For Advanced Degrees

Recent calls to end the raises teachers receive for master's degrees may be ignoring research suggesting alternatives.

A Quick Look At The ASA Statement On Value-Added

The recent statement by the American Statistical Association on value-added models in education offers important, policy-relevant recommendations.

The Thrill Of Success, The Agony Of Measurement

Recent publicity over the testing results of the Success Academies charter chain illustrates the flawed interpretation of data in our public education discourse.

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:

How Do We Get Experienced, Accomplished Teachers Into High Need Schools?
October 8, 2014, noon-2:00 pm
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

The Next Generation of Differentiated Compensation: What Next?
November 12, 2014, noon-2:00 pm
INFORMATiON AND REGISTRATION

Watch the Past 2014-2015 Conversations



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

WATCH THE 2013-2104 CONVERSATIONS



UPCOMING EVENT

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

With special guest, Elizabeth Davis,
President, Washington Teachers Union
September 25, 2014 5-7pm
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

PAST EVENTS


"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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