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Past Events

  • The Future of Teacher Education and Preparation

    March 12, 2014

    Each panelist provides his or her diagnosis of American teacher education and a program for its improvement.
  • Philanthropy and Democratic Education: Friends or Foes?

    February 12, 2014

    Ever since their emergence in the early twentieth century, major philanthropic foundations have played a funding role in American education.
  • Disrupting the Pipeline

    January 8, 2014

    How do we ensure that our schools become vehicles for escaping poverty and constructing meaningful, productive lives as democratic citizens, and not the starting point of an institutional arrangement that ends in mass incarceration?
  • Early Childhood Education: The Word Gap & the Common Core

    December 11, 2013

    Given states’ difficulties in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) thoughtfully, many early childhood educators have begun to worry about what the NAEYC refers to as “a downward pressure of increased academic focus and more narrowed instructional approaches.”
  • Early Childhood Education: The Word Gap & The Common Core

    December 11, 2013

    Do the Common Core State Standards represent a threat or an opportunity for the early childhood field?
  • Quality Assessments for Educational Excellence

    November 13, 2013

    The conversation focused on federal and state policy on student assessment, with an eye to identifying policies that would promote best assessment practices.
  • Fulfilling The Promise Of a Quality Education for All: 21st Century Career & Technical Education

    October 10, 2013

    This New York City conference (co-sponsored with the UFT) was designed to allow participants to share their expertise in CTE policy, practice, and research, as well as to deepen their understanding of how quality CTE can serve to expand the educational and career horizons of all students. Participants also considered a statement of recommendations on what needs to be done to develop and support quality CTE programs in U.S. education.

  • Civic Purposes of Public Education and the Common Core

    October 9, 2013

    One of the primary purposes of public education is to foster an engaged and well-educated citizenry: For a democracy to function, the "people" who rule must be prepared to take on the duties and the r
  • The Use And Misuses of Value-Added in Teacher Evaluations: Three Perspectives

    September 11, 2013

    Nationally-recognized experts, Linda Darling Hammond, Douglas Harris and Thomas Kane will present and discuss concrete proposals for how to incorporate test-based performance measures into new teacher evaluations
  • Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education Conversation Series, 2013-2014

    September 2, 2013

    Co-sponsored with the American Federation of Teachers and held the second Wednesday of every month during the school year, this series is designed to engender lively and informative conversations on important educational issues. We deliberately invites speakers with diverse perspectives, including views other than those of the AFT and the Albert Shanker Institute. What is important is that these participants are committed to genuine engagement with each other. Watch the Conversation videos.

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