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Apr242020

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Panel on Coronavirus Pandemic and K-12 Education Funding

In this newly released report, The Coronavirus Pandemic and K-12 Education Funding, we describe the effects of previous recessions, particularly the Great Recession, on K-12 education finance.

Feb122020

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Artificial Intelligence in Education: Is There A Silver Lining in the Dystopian Storm Clouds?

Artificial Intelligence in Education: Is There A Silver Lining in the Dystopian Storm Clouds?

Jan282020

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"Slaying Goliath" Discussion and Reception with Diane Ravitch and Randi Weingarten

In “Slaying Goliath…,” Diane Ravitch writes an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, activists--citizens--are successfully fighting back to defeat the forces that are privatizing America's public schools.

Nov132019

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Supplement, Not Supplant: The Continuing Challenges of Getting Federal Education Dollars to The Intended Beneficiaries

ESEA, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, included a number of programs that provided new, supplemental funds to the schools with the greatest concentrations of students living in poverty.

Oct92019

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2013-2020 Conversations

Co-Sponsored by the Shanker Institute and the AFT, they are held the second Wednesday of the month during the school year from noon to 2:00 pm at 555 New Jersey Ave, NW.

Oct92019

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Zombie Education Reform

Economists talk of “zombie reforms”—policies that continue to live on in the political realm despite a paucity of evidence that they can accomplish their stated objectives. Education is not immune to this phenomenon.

Oct92019

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Conversations 2019-2020

2019 and 2020 Conversations

Sep172019

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In Defense of American Democracy

This all-day event, held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2019, was organized by the Albert Shanker Institute, the American Federation of Teachers, and Onward Together, the organization founded and led by Hillary Clinton.

Jul252019

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Teacher Unionism, Labor Rights, and Democratic Struggles in Asia

This panel was presented by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers at the 8th Education International World Congress 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jul232019

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New Faces of Fascism: Teacher Unions in the Global Fight Against Authoritarian Populisms of the Far Right

This panel was presented by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers at the 8th Education International World Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jul222019

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Whither Brexit: The View From British and Irish Teacher Unions

This panel was presented by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers at the 8th Education International World Congress 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

May82019

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Teaching Sexual Consent & Egalitarian Relationships in a "Me Too" Era

Given the number of questions that have arisen around sexuality, such as the emergence of a multiplicity of LGBTQIA sexual identities, what constitutes an educational approach to sexuality that is respectful of all?

Apr252019

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Cutting Through the Clutter of School Finance Data and Research

Despite an emerging political and empirical consensus about the importance of adequate and equitable funding for high-quality K-12 education, the complex, esoteric field of school finance can be frustrating for policymakers, parents, and the public.

Apr162019

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Leading While Muslim Book Discussion and Reception

Book Discussion and Recpetion with Debbie Almontaser and Randi Weingarten. Leading While Muslim examines the lived experiences of American Muslim principals who serve in public schools post-9/11 to determine whether global events, political discourse, and the media coverage of Islam and Muslims have affected their leadership and spirituality.

Apr102019

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Teaching: Art, Craft, or Science?

In the modern era, the debates over teaching have increasingly focused on views that have seen teaching as an art, a craft or a science – different ways of conceiving of the intersection of knowledge and practice.

Mar132019

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Civic Education: Is There Common Ground?

Our panelists – educators with long, rich and diverse experiences in the field of civics education – laid out their approach to finding a “common ground” in the teaching of civics education.

Feb82019

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The Future of American Labor: Initiatives for a New Era

Union activists and leaders, labor scholars and elected officials discussed the strategic lessons of the ‘Teacher Insurgency,’ the post-Janus work of public sector unions, the potential of sectoral bargaining, organizing among millennials and federal government legislative and policy initiatives on behalf of labor organizing.

Jan92019

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The Right to Vote and the Future of American Democracy

Today, American democracy is in crisis, and voter suppression is at the center of that crisis. Our panel gathers not to belabor the self-evident but to discuss, from a variety of perspectives, what we should be doing to end it.

Nov272018

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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?

Oct22018

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The Challenge for Business and Society Book Discussion and Reception with Stanley Litow

Discussant: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teacher and the Albert Shanker Institute

Sep282018

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Striking to Survive: Workers Resistance to Factory Relocation in China

Join us for a book discussion and coffee with FIN SHIGANG and LI WEN, labor activists and authors of Striking to Survive: Workers Resistance to Factory Relocation in China.

Sep202018

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How To Create A More Collaborative Workplace For Teachers

Join Public Agenda and the Albert Shanker Institute for a free 1-hour webinar on Thursday, Sept. 20, to explore how teachers, principals, superintendents, school board members and other administrators and leaders can work together to foster collaboration among teachers.

May92018

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Charter School Expansion & the Viability of Public Education

There is vital economic dimension to the American promise of a free, quality public education for all of its youth. In its simplest aspect, government needs to provide adequate funding to public schools.

Apr232018

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Conversations 2017-2018

Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers.