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January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017
On Thursday, January 26 the Learning Policy Institute and the California School Boards Association hosted a legislative briefing on the teacher shortage and its implications for California schools and students. The program included a research presentation on findings from a recent LPI-CSBA survey, comments by local stakeholders, and recommendations for state-level policies to build a strong and sustainable teacher workforce.
December 14, 2016
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December 14, 2016
The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Learning Policy Institute held a webinar on using the Every Student Succeeds Act and its accompanying regulations to advance equity and educational opportunity. Designed for state policymakers and education stakeholders, the webinar focused on how states can effectively design multiple-measure accountability systems to assess overall school performance and progress—including gaps in student performance—and drive evidence-based interventions and continuous improvement across all schools and for all students.
December 7, 2016
Hill Briefing 12072016 920
December 7, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains a number of new provisions that can be used to advance equity and excellence throughout our nation’s schools for students of color, students from low-income families, English learners, students with disabilities, and those who are homeless or in foster care. The Learning Policy Institute will convene a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss these provisions and share information from a new report that outlines the equity implications of ESSA and offers recommendations on how states, districts, and schools can leverage key provisions in the new law to improve educational opportunities, especially for our most vulnerable students.
October 26, 2016
A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand, and Shortages in the U.S.
October 26, 2016
On October 26, 2016, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) joined with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to host a webinar on Building a Strong, Sustainable Teacher Workforce. Developed for state policymakers and their staff, the webinar focused on evidence-based policies and practices to recruit and retain high-quality teachers, especially in hard-to-staff subjects, schools, and regions. The recorded webinar is available for viewing.
October 6, 2016
EdSource Symposium 920b
October 6, 2016
California is in the midst of a historic drive to further educational equity and promote school success—but will the outcomes match the state’s ambitions? In its 2016 Symposium, Making it Work: Implementing California's New Vision for School Success, EdSource will offer a timely, in-depth look at these reforms. Attendees will leave with need-to-know information about the changes and the extent to which new ways of assessing success can translate into improved education outcomes.
September 15, 2016
Teacher Shortage upcoming 920b
September 15, 2016
Across the nation, teacher shortages are causing districts to scramble to find qualified teachers in math, science, special education, bilingual education, and other fields—with the most severe shortages in the highest-need schools. On September 15, the Learning Policy Institute convened leaders from government, education, business, and parent and community organizations for a timely discussion of this critical issue.
August 24, 2016
ECEMatters 920b
August 24, 2016
The First Five Years Fund and the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) held an #ECEMatters Twitter Chat discussing national polling on early education and what states/communities are doing to ensure quality early education for all students.
June 29, 2016
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June 29, 2016
Policymakers and researchers gathered in Washington, DC, to attend the forum The Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Lessons From the States to discuss how four states—Michigan, North Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia—devised a set of strategies for delivering high-quality early childhood education programs at scale.
April 8, 2016
AERA 2016
April 8, 2016
Learning Policy Institute staff presented during several sessions at AERA's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 8 to 12, 2016.
February 29, 2016
Policy Brief: The Building Blocks of High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs
February 29, 2016
The Learning Policy Institute released its California policy brief, The Building Blocks of High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs, at a convening co-hosted by Early Edge California and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) in Sacramento.