Literacy Blog Series

As part of the Institute's renewed commitment to literacy and expanding its focus, our new Literacy Blog Series focuses on literacy instruction from pre-k through adulthood.

The Source Code: Revenue Composition and the Adequacy, Equity, and Stability of K-12 School Spending DATA VISUALIZATION TOOL

This data visualization tool allows users to display each state's K-12 school revenue "portfolio" between 1998 and 2020, and to compare it with that in other states. The tool accompanies this report.

Ensuring Adequate Education Funding For All: A New Federal Foundation Aid Formula DATA VISUALIZATION TOOL

This data visualization tool allows users to customize and simulate a supplemental federal K-12 aid program based on the new "foundation aid" approach presented in this report.

Voting Rights and Disability Rights Blog Series

This blog series builds on an event ASI co-sponsored with The Century Foundation where U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and a distinguished group of experts discussed the threat to voting rights and why it is critical to protect them, especially for people with disabilities, and what Congress is considering doing to protect voting rights for all Americans.

The Early Years of the New York City Teachers Union

Post by Leo Casey which appeared on the Shanker Blog on April 30, 2020.

Oral History of Lorretta Johnson

Interview with Lorretta Johnson, a longtime Baltimore Teachers
Union and American Federation of Teachers leader.

Oral History of Deborah Meier

Interview with Deborah Meier who has been working in public education as a teacher, principal, writer, advocate since the early 1960s, and ranks among the most acclaimed leaders of the school reform movement in the U.S.

Oral History of George Altomare

Interview with George Altomare, a founder of the United Federation of Teachers. His collection of papers can be found here.

Oral History of Abe Levine

Interview with Abe Levine who was a founder of the UFT, a teacher for 16 years, the vice president for elementary schools for the UFT 33 years and an executive board member of the UFT for nearly 59 years.

Shanker Institute Welcomes Six New Board Members

WASHINGTON—The Albert Shanker Institute is pleased to announce the unanimous election of six new members to its Board of Directors: Travis J.