The Albert Shanker Institute Research Grant Program

The Shanker Institute awards small seed grants to emerging scholars doing promising work in our focus areas of education, labor and international democracy.

In Solidarity With Those Who Share Our Purposes

This paper examines why the United Federation of Teacher's (UFT) got involved in with the Civil Rights Movement between 1963 and 1965.

Eugenia Kemble Research Grants

In honor of its founding executive director, the Albert Shanker Institute announces the creation of the “Eugenia Kemble Research Grants Program.” Tax-deductible donations to this program are welcome. Please make donations through PayPal or by check to the Albert Shanker Institute (555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001). More information. Watch the Memorial Service.

Feasibility of School Nurse Data Collection

This ASI study was designed to determine the feasibility of collecting school nurse-generated data on selected child health and education outcomes. Evidence to protect school nurse positions has been largely anecdotal. This study of data collection methods should help quantify the argument that school nursing services play an essential role in assuring that students are healthy, in school, and ready to learn.

Spending by Major Charter Management Organizations in Three States

A detailed analysis of spending by the major Charter Management Organizations in three states.

Creating a Comprehensive System for Evaluating and Supporting Effective Teaching

This publication by Linda Darling Hammond was written at the request of and with the input of participants in the Shanker Institute's Good Schools seminars. It discusses the evaluation models that make the most sense and ways to improve teacher preparation, make entry into the profession an educational and developmental experience, and upgrade career and professional development.

Cooperation between the AFL-CIO and NSZZ Solidarnosc, 1980-89

The Institute supported research for a a two volume book about the American labor movement's support for the Solidarność underground by Polish historian Pawel Zyzak, the author of an award-winning biography of former Polish President Lech Walesa.

The Global State of Workers Rights: Free Labor in a Hostile World

The Shanker Institute conceived of and supported the creation of a first-of-its-kind map of labor freedom in the world, by Freedom House and a report entitled: “The Global State of Workers’ Rights: Free Labor in a Hostile World” which examined the conditions in 165 countries.

Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor

The Institute provided support for this biography by Arch Puddington, which tells the story of Lane Kirkland, a major force in America’s labor movement, but also the era and and political context in which he lived.

Bayard Rustin Film Premiere

In January 2003, the Institute co-hosted the Washington premiere of "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" at the National Press Club.