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  • Event: Equity, Quality, and Access: How Do We Create Schools Worth Choosing for All?
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    Equity, Quality, and Access: How Do We Create Schools Worth Choosing for All?

    Oct 25 2018, 8:30 AM EDT
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    This forum was designed to spur dialogue among stakeholders—parents, education experts, community advocates, researchers, legal advocates, policymakers, and school leaders—in order to shift the public narrative on school choice from one that is politically polarizing to one that is focused on evidence-based solutions that can help ensure all children have access to quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, income, or ability.
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    Strengthening the Educator Pipeline: Evidence-Based Approaches to Teacher and Leader Preparation

    Sep 25 2018, 12:00 PM EDT
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    Investments in teacher and leader preparation advance equity in the high-need communities where schools are often staffed by a revolving door of underprepared and inexperienced teachers. At this briefing, speakers discussed approaches to teacher and leader preparation that are effective in addressing these challenges, such as high-quality residency programs and Grow Your Own models.
  • From Community Schools to Community Districts: Building Systems for Student Success
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    From Community Schools to Community Districts: Building Systems for Student Success

    Aug 14 2018, 10:00 AM EDT
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    The Learning Policy Institute and our partners at the Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools, and the Center for American Progress hosted a conversation with leaders on community schools. Panelists discussed how to implement a community schools strategy at scale and how local and state education policy can support this crucial work.
  • Event: Supporting the Whole Child: Practice, Policy, and Measurement
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    Supporting the Whole Child: Practice, Policy, and Measurement

    Sep 07 2018, 12:30 PM EDT
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    On September 7, 2018, Policy Analysis for California Education and the Learning Policy Institute hosted Supporting the Whole Child: Practice, Policy, and Measurement, an event on how schools can be organized to support the whole child, which featured a series of panels with leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.
  • Putting the Whole Child at the Center of Education – A Luncheon Discussion
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    Putting the Whole Child at the Center of Education – A Luncheon Discussion

    Jul 19 2018, 12:30 PM EDT
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    In partnership with the Stuart Foundation, the Forum for Youth Investment, and the Learning Policy Institute held a discussion on how to spark a Whole Child Challenge in communities across America. Ignited by Stuart Foundation’s President Jonathan P. Raymond's new book, Wildflowers: A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America, panelists built on themes that resonated with them in the book by sharing their stories and discussed how to place children at the center of every policy, every debate, and every decision made about K-12 education. 
  • Briefing: Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color and How to Overcome Them
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    Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: How to Recruit and Retain Teachers of Color

    Apr 19 2018, 10:30 AM EDT
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    At this briefing, speakers discussed a new report from the Learning Policy Institute, Diversifying the Teaching Profession: Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color and How to Overcome Them. The report reviews the research on the recruitment and retention of teachers of color, examines the current state of teachers of color in the workforce and the factors that affect their recruitment, hiring, and retention, and highlights opportunities for policymakers to grow a stable workforce of teachers of color in their districts and states.
  • 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting
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    2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting

    Apr 13 2018 (All day)
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    The Learning Policy Institute will be well represented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York, NY, from April 13 to April 17, 2018. Staff and research fellows will present their research on a range of topics including performance assessments, teacher diversity, and social-emotional learning.
  • Event: Kerner Commission 50th Anniversary: Education and the Path to One Nation, Indivisible
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    Kerner Commission 50th Anniversary: Education and the Path to One Nation, Indivisible

    Feb 28 2018, 9:00 AM EST
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    Fifty years ago this March, the Kerner Commission issued a seminal report on racial division and disparities in the United States. On February 28, the findings regarding education from the 50-year update to the commission report were released and discussed at a Washington, D.C. At the event, some of the nation's leading policymakers, journalists, researchers, civil rights activists, and educators discussed the state of public education in the United States, and what policy levers are needed to eradicate racial inequities that have persisted in historically marginalized communities and that can improve educational opportunities for all students.
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    Performance Assessment: An Opportunity to Advance Educational Equity and Transform Teaching and Learning

    Apr 12 2018, 11:00 AM EDT
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    As states, districts, and schools are expanding instruction to include the competencies associated with college, career, and civic readiness, they are also developing ways to measure mastery of higher-order thinking skills. These measures include performance assessments that show what students know and can do through demonstrations of their thinking, writing, research, and products. During this briefing, speakers shared information on how performance assessments can inform teaching and learning, advance educational equity, and be used to inform the postsecondary admission, placement, and advisement process in ways that increase access.
  • Event: Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report
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    Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report

    Feb 27 2018 (All day)
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    Fifty years ago this March, the Kerner Commission issued a seminal report on racial division and disparities in the United States. On February 27, LPI, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the Economic Policy Institute co-hosted a full-day forum in Washington, D.C., to release and discuss the findings from the 50-year update to the commission report. At the forum some of our nation's leading policymakers, journalists, researchers, civil rights activists, and educators discussed the status of civil rights today.

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