In his final NY Times column in March 1997, Al Shanker discussed the role of democracy in public education.
Research suggests that teachers' social capital - their relationships, networks and collaboration - may be just as important as their human capital.
After years of receiving national attention for its test scores, DC Public Schools was forced to finally release actual test scores.
The recent tendency to use words like performance and effectiveness when referring to test-based statistical measures can potentially go too far.
Professors Kara Finnegan and Alan Daly discuss their research showing the importance of social relationships in implementing education policy.
Lisa Hansel of Core Knowledge Foundation discusses the danger in parents' denial that their kids lose academic ground over the summer.
A recent list of essential facts on teachers and education reform illustrates the strengths and limitations of presenting complex data in an accessible form.
Four (research supported) reasons to endorse a challenging, well thought out curriculum in the early years.
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.
A New Social Compact for American Education: Fixing Our Broken Accountability System
September 10, 2014, Register HERE
"The Chinese Labor Movement: Which Way Forward"
June 18, 2014
Watch the videoHERE.
Good Schools Seminar:
March 25, 2014
Watch the seminar HERE
X. Educational Justice and the Integration of American Schools
June 11, 2014
For more information and to watch the conversation, visit HERE
IX. Governing American Education
May 14, 2014
Watch the conversationHERE
VIII. American Education in Global Perspective
April 9, 2014
Watch the conversationHERE
VII. The Future of Teacher Education and Preparation
March 12, 2014
VI. Philanthropy and Democratic Education: Friends or Foes?
Feb 12, 2014
Watch the conversation HERE
V. Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline
January 8, 2014
Watch the conversation here
IV. Early Childhood Education: The Word Gap & The Common Core
December 11, 2013
Watch the conversation here.
III. Quality Assessments for Educational Excellence
November 13, 2013
Watch the Conversation HERE.
II. Civic Purposes of Public Education and the Common Core
October 9, 2013
Watch the Conversation HERE
I. The Use and Misuses of Value-Added in Teacher Evaluations: Three Perspectives
September 11, 2013
Watch the conversaton HERE.
AFT-Shanker Institute Summit on CTE and Perkins Authorization
Monday, Feb. 3. More information and livestream here.
This year (2013) is the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Institute wanted to make a special contribution to this commemoration by publishing lesson plans and materials that K-12 teachers across the country can use in their classrooms. For the lesson plans and other resources, go HERE
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