E.D. Hirsch, emeritus professor of education and humanities at the University of Virginia, is the author of numerous books, including the best-seller Cultural Literacy; his more recent work, The Knowledge Deficit; The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them; and a preschool through sixth-grade series beginning with What Your Preschooler Needs to Know. Hirsch is founder and chairman of the nonprofit Core Knowledge Foundation, which has helped reshape the curriculum in hundreds of schools around the country. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the International Academy of Education, and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the AFT’s 1997 QuEST award.
Puerto Rico: The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction, March 1, 2018. At this moment, with the future of Puerto Rico hanging in the balance, we believe that powerful voices must come together to advocate for the island and its people.This national conference will focus on what needs to be done to rebuild the Puerto Rican economy and its educational system in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.