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Past Events

  • Andy Hargreaves Book Discussion

    September 14, 2020

    Virtual book discussion of "Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility" with author Andy Hargreaves. Watch the video.
  • Safely Re-Opening America's Schools

    May 28, 2020

    The question of how schools can be reopened in ways that protect the health and safety of students, teachers and other adult staff is not only a challenging one, but one which is dynamic and changing, as we grapple with new developments such as regional outbreaks and rising incidences of COVID-19 related pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome. This webinar examined those challenges, discussed the current state of our knowledge on best practices and sound policies, and provided guidance to educators and policymakers on how to move forward under harrowing circumstances. Watch the video of the panel.

    May 22, 2020

    Decades of tax cuts and government “rollbacks” have meant that most states’ public sectors, including state colleges and universities, have been systematically underfunded. The COVID19 crisis has brought this underfunding into sharper focus, as hospitals and public health systems strain under the pressure of budget shortfalls. State sector higher education systems, both those with affiliated medical schools and hospitals and those without, are now grappling to survive on state budgets allocations that are critically dependent on state and local sales and income taxes. This webinar looked at how we arrived here and the possible alternatives to austerity, in which already damaged economies will be further hurt by collapsing public sectors. Watch the video.
  • Panel on Coronavirus Pandemic and K-12 Education Funding

    April 24, 2020

    In this newly released report, The Coronavirus Pandemic and K-12 Education Funding, using data from multiple sources, we describe the effects of previous recessions, particularly the Great Recession, on K-12 education finance, as well as the federal, state, and local policies and trends that mediated—for better or worse—the impact of these downturns on public school budgets. We then use these lessons to offer recommendations for short- and long-term responses to the current crisis. Bruce D. Baker, one on the principal authors of the report, along with Matthew Di Carlo, gave a brief overview of the report’s recommendations and then a distinguished panel of experts offered their responses and analyses.Watch the video and get the report here.

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

    February 12, 2020

    Artificial Intelligence in Education: Is There A Silver Lining in the Dystopian Storm Clouds? Watch the video.
  • "Slaying Goliath" Discussion and Reception with Diane Ravitch and Randi Weingarten

    January 28, 2020

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3:30 pm, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001. More information and registration.

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

    November 13, 2019

    From a variety of perspectives, our panel addressed the question of what should be done, in law and in government regulation, to ensure that federal government funds are spent as intended. Watch the video..

  • Zombie Education Reform

    October 9, 2019

    Zombie Education Reform: Without A Meaningful Base in Research Evidence, Can Support for Online Charters and Education Vouchers be Sustained? Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers. Speakers: Brian Gill, Senior Fellow, Mathematica; John Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education; Christopher Lubienski, Professor of Education Policy, Indiana University; Fellow, National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado, Macke Raymond, founder and director, Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), Stanford University. Watch the video.

  • 2013-2020 Conversations

    October 9, 2019

    Co-Sponored 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. Watch all the conversation videos 2013-2018..

  • Conversations 2019-2020

    October 9, 2019