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Strengthen, defend, and extend democracy as the best guarantor of universal civil and human rights, at home and around the world, in every facet of life and for every person.

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Strengthen the essential role of unions in a democracy as organizations that offer workers a voice, lift living standards, enhance institutions, and promote the common good.

Shanker Blog

March Mar16, 2023

The Albert Shanker Institute at 25

The Shanker Institute turns 25 years old this month! Throughout the year we will be posting special features about our past accomplishments and future endeavors.


March Mar9, 2023

Instructional Coaching: Education Buzzwords or Effective PD?

ASI consultant Kayla Reist explores the effectiveness of instructional coaching and contends that for instructional coaches to become a transformative presence in schools they must have the proper working conditions and an environment conducive to real change.


March Mar7, 2023

AFT Ukraine Project

Shari Obrenski, President of the Cleveland Teacher's Union, was part of a contingent that delivered AFT procured generators to Ukrainian schools in LVIV, so that the teachers of LVIV could continue the education of their nation’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens as war is waged outside their doors.



@vkoganpolisci @matt_barnum @mpolikoff @ConversationUS P.S. Here's a nice little 2018 review of NYC-specific studies post-Hoxby:

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@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.

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@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.

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

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

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

We'll be celebrating during the coming year.

1 week 3 days ago

RT @Stephen_Sawchuk: Still looking for a few good #mathteachers . Help me share your success!

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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

1 week 6 days ago

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

2 weeks ago

Check out @kayreist on what it takes for instructional coaches to be effective.

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