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  • 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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    Making it Work: State and Local Perspectives for Improving California’s Early Learning System

    Jan 23 2018, 5:00 PM EST
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    The Learning Policy Institute released Building an Early Learning System that Works: Next Steps for California at this forum. This new report complements LPI’s earlier report on early care and education (ECE), Understanding California’s Early Care and Education System, which provides a comprehensive overview of the state’s ECE system. The earlier report found that California’s ECE system is complex and fragmented, and fails to provide hundreds of thousands of children with the quality early learning experiences they need.
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    Community Schools Policy Symposium

    Dec 14 2017, 8:00 AM EST
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    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides funding to meet the educational needs of low-achieving schoolchildren. A new landmark study finds that community schools are effective at improving educational outcomes for children in high poverty communities. Teachers College and Children's Aid hosted leading scholars, policy makers, and practitioners who discussed the future of community schools in New York City and New York State.
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    Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for ESSA School Improvement

    Nov 14 2017, 11:00 AM EST
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    This briefing highlighted community schools as an evidence-based approach for school improvement for education stakeholders to consider under ESSA. The Learning Policy Institute shared its findings and recommendations on community schools as a means to school improvement, based on a study it recently conducted with the National Education Policy Center.
  • Understanding Teacher Turnover: Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It
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    Understanding Teacher Turnover: Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It

    Sep 19 2017, 9:00 AM EDT
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    During this forum, new data on the extent, nature, and cost of teacher turnover was presented and recommendations offered for addressing the issue, including evidence-based policies at the federal, state, and local levels to create a strong pipeline into the profession and provide ongoing support to increase retention.
  • EdSource Symposium 2017
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    Education For All: Serving California’s Vulnerable Children

    Oct 05 2017 (All day)
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    Education experts and school leaders from across California convened for a day of thought-provoking panel discussions and workshop sessions that explored how California schools can best serve students who are most at risk in the current climate, including immigrant students, LGBTQ and other groups.

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