The Shanker Institute awards small seed grants to emerging scholars doing promising work in our focus areas of education, labor and international democracy.
Written on March 1, 2015
Written on February 5, 2015
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.
Written on November 12, 2012
A detailed analysis of spending by the major Charter Management Organizations in three states.
Written on November 1, 2012
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.
Written on August 1, 2012
The Institute has supported research for a forthcoming 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.
Written on August 2, 2010
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.
Written on January 28, 2005
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.
Written on January 8, 2003
In January 2003, the Institute co-hosted the Washington premiere of "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" at the National Press Club.
Written on December 15, 2002
The New York State United Teachers has created a free, electronic archive of more than 1,300 "Where We Stand" columns by the late AFT president Albert Shanker.
Written on November 1, 2002
The Concord Review approached the Albert Shanker Institute for support for a study of the state of the history research paper in United States high schools. The result is this 2002 study conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut.