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Can social engagement improve student learning and performance? (by @EstherQuinCo) goo.gl/M2ubhH

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The Perils of Edutourism (by @tomloveless99 via @BrookingsEd) goo.gl/8lbz6C

Publ. (ASR): Racial Inequality Trends and the Intergenerational Persistence of Income and Family Structure - goo.gl/WifHEv

Publ. (ASR): Suspending Progress: Collateral Consequences of Exclusionary Punishment in Public Schools - goo.gl/nboV5z

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Shanker Blog

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?

Rethinking The Use Of Simple Achievement Gap Measures In School Accountability Systems

So-called achievement gaps are important social and economic indicators, but they should not be used in formal school accountability systems.

Multiple Measures And Singular Conclusions In A Twin City

The newly-released results of Minneapolis' new teacher evaluation system should be examined, but should not be taken at face value.

Librarians, Libraries, Serendipity And Passion

Librarian Connie Williams argues that school libraries create a culture of inquiry in schools, and that library cutbacks are harmful to students and teachers.

The Bewildering Arguments Underlying Florida’s Fight Over ELL Test Scores

Florida officials' arguments for how they want to use ELL students' test scores in school grades are actually arguments against their grading system itself.

The Equity Projection

An evaluation of a NYC charter schools that pays teachers $125,000 a year found positive results, but the former may not necessarily explain the latter.

All The World’s A Stage: How Churn Undermines Change

Profs. Alan Daly and Kara Finnigan present research on the relational struggles facing urban systems, particularly those experiencing high levels of churn.

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.

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:

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



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

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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