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Please join us for a book launch event and panel discussion about how a marketplace of education options can help today's students succeed in tomorrow's economy. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book.
Please join AEI for a conversation among several contributors to the new volume “Teacher Quality 2.0: Toward a New Era in Education Reform” (Harvard Education Press, 2014), edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane. Panelists will discuss the intersection of teacher-quality policy and innovation, exploring roadblocks and possibilities.
Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane, the editors of this provocative volume, have convened a diverse array of contributors to look ahead to explore emerging education practices and investigate how current research and policy initiatives may affect the next generation of innovation in teaching.
July marked the fifth anniversary of Race to the Top. The $4.35 billion competition was hailed as an example of getting school reform right. In truth, Race to the Top presaged much that Obama has gotten wrong when it comes to education.
Effective philanthropy enables a glide path to a different, sustainable model. It doesn't just fund the latest education fad. When asked to pour more money into schools, philanthropists and public officials alike would do well to remember the Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm.
In local school politics, parent organizing can be used to identify and support new candidates to replace recalcitrant incumbents. Parent organizing might also help persuade incumbents in state- and national-level politics to change their positions to support ERAO-favored reforms.
Education has the potential to open incredible doors to opportunity. Yet despite unprecedented levels of public school funding, far too many students in America never enjoy the benefits that can result from a high-quality education.