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  • The 2018 Elections: What Do They Mean for American Education?

    What are the implications of the results of the 2018 election for American education, in Washington D.C,. in state capitols and in the nation’s schools and classrooms? From a variety of perspectives ranging from political actor to scholar, our panelists will address this question. Speakers:Jahana Hayes, Representative-elect (CT-D); 2016 National Teacher of Year (invited); Diana Hess, dean, UW-Madison's School of Education; former senior vice president, Spencer Foundation; Domingo Morel assistant professor, political science, Rutgers University; visiting scholar, Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University; Michael Petrilli, president, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; research fellow, Stanford University's Hoover Institution; executive editor, Education Next; distinguished senior fellow, Education Commission of the States; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers and Albert Shanker Institute. More information and registration.


  • Can American Democracy Survive?

    Eric Chenoweth argues that authoritarian politics are threatening U.S. democracy, and that we need a pro-democratic majority to act with enough unity and purpose to overcome that threat.
  • We Need To Reassess School Discipline

    Bilan Jama examines racial disparities in school disciplinary outcomes, and argues that schools need resources and policies to address this issue adequately and equitably.
  • Perkins And The Benefits Of Collaboration

    IBM's Stan Litow discusses how, 80 years ago, the public and private sector worked together to pass and implement social security, and how they are doing the same for a new law funding career and technical education.