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Amidst increased scrutiny for the Los Angeles Unified School District's push to provide every student and teach with an iPad, LAUSD Superintedent John Deasy and AEI scholar Rick Hess take a big picture look at education technology and how it can foster student learning and growth when used correctly.
In this book, Rick Hess and Bror Saxberg show you how to become your school's learning engineer. Using cutting-edge research about learning science as a framwork, you'll learn how to identify specific learning problems that need solving, devise smarter ways to address them, and implement technology-enabled solutions.
With an emergence of federal and local education policies being placed on schoolhouses across the country, the teacher voice is more important than ever. Teachers are the ones who can, ultimately, make such policies a success or call out their failures, but just how can they make their opinions heard?
After the administration's stimulus money ran out, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is unable to continue his former methods of incentivizing states to implement new policies. He has now turned to NCLB waivers, making deals with states that they just can't refuse.
School, system, and state leaders can do much more than they often realize but tend to be hindered by a “culture of can’t” in which urban legends, misinformation, and undue caution stop them from doing what they think will be best for students. What are some of these myths . . . and what’s the real story?
By encouraging a single-minded focus on instructional leadership, the training, socializing, and mentoring of school leaders has unwittingly fostered a culture of caged leadership.
Our schools can do a lot better. But to avoid lamenting unfulfilled expectations three more decades hence, it’s imperative that we get the leaders we need and then equip them to succeed. This doesn’t require superheroes, just smarts.
“Cage-Busting Leadership” (Harvard Education Press, February 2013) is a new book and consequently, a small, growing movement for educators trying to take a machete to administrative red tape and contracts that tend to paralyze district leaders from doing what’s best and right for the students.
The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (SFRC) is a group of publicly recognized independent experts on the financial services industry — including experts in banking, insurance, and securities — who meet regularly to study and critique regulatory policies affecting this sector of the economy.
This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
At a Capitol Hill luncheon event, Westchester County Executive, Robert Astorino, will present his first-hand experience with HUD's demands to sue localities over common zoning regulations in an effort to dismantle local zoning as it is known today.
AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.