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Shanker Blog

July Jul11, 2024

New Hampshire’s Divisive Concepts Law Was Ruled Unconstitutional, Sending a Message to the Nation

Guest author Deb Howes, president of AFT-NH, writes that the assault on public education, knowledge, learning, history, and critical thinking must end.

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June Jun28, 2024

A Nation’s ‘Teachable Moment’: What We Need to Learn from Trump’s Trials and Reactions

AFT President Randi Weingarten, ASI Executive Director Emeritus Leo Casey, and ASI Executive Director Mary Cathryn Ricker, all accomplished classroom teachers, explore what educators should teach students about former President Trumps's trial and conviction and what Americans should conclude about these events.

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May May28, 2024

What Two Civil Rights Heroes Can Teach Today's Left

Guest author and Shanker Institute Board Member Richard Kahlenberg reviews Climbing the Rough Side of the Mountain: The Extraordinary Story of Love, Civil Rights, and Labor Activism. the memoir of civil and labor rights leaders Norman and Velma Hill which provides a reminder that a better path remains open.

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@vkoganpolisci @matt_barnum @mpolikoff @ConversationUS P.S. Here's a nice little 2018 review of NYC-specific studies post-Hoxby: https://t.co/VnBzmrjL4O

1 year 3 months ago

@vkoganpolisci @matt_barnum @mpolikoff @ConversationUS Scarsdale aside, NYC very interesting back then (Boston too). Small sectors, slow growth, large/positive effects. I’ve been meaning to look at more recent papers (can’t believe that Hoxby report is almost 15 years ago, feeling old). Thanks again.

1 year 3 months ago

@vkoganpolisci @matt_barnum @mpolikoff @ConversationUS Thanks for the comment. Critique is not of the models/results but rather that illustration of effect size (as presented in “glossy” report’s summary). Seems I might have explained that better, but my description not much different from paper’s. https://t.co/LBCavcGsMJ

1 year 3 months ago

RT @edtransformGU: Check out the latest blog by our Advocacy and Policy student, @RachelWessler, on early care provider compensation that s…

1 year 4 months ago

RT @NEPCtweet: A proposal to make school finance more equitable with a strategic use of federal funding @shankerinst @SchlFinance101 @dicar…

1 year 4 months ago

New post: The Shanker Institute turns 25 years old this month!

We'll be celebrating during the coming year. https://t.co/qnkLMW4esr

1 year 4 months ago

RT @Stephen_Sawchuk: Still looking for a few good #mathteachers . Help me share your success! https://t.co/MppkThQm0D

1 year 4 months ago

Our recent report laying out and simulating a federal foundation aid formula for K-12 education is excerpted in the newest issue of American Educator.

Co-authored by @SchlFinance101
and @jerseyjazzman

https://t.co/aka7bQEGRS

1 year 4 months ago

RT @DrMikeHansen: I’m proud to announce a new brief on gender pay differences among teachers with coauthors @Quintero05Diana & @NicolasZerb…

1 year 4 months ago

Check out @kayreist on what it takes for instructional coaches to be effective. https://t.co/RZ0n2k8LRG

1 year 4 months ago