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  • Twitter Chat: Teacher Shortages
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    Twitter Chat: Teacher Shortages

    Jul 12 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
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    In 2015–16, districts around the nation struggled to get enough qualified teachers in classrooms and fell short by approximately 60,000. In this Twitter chat, LPI, the Center for Teaching Quality, and our colleagues in the Twittersphere discussed the shortages and evidence-based approaches to solving them. Use the hashtag: #teachershortage
  • Does Investing in Teacher Professional Development Make a Difference?
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    Does Investing in Teacher Professional Development Make a Difference?

    Jun 05 2017, 9:30 AM EDT
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    High-quality professional development helps teachers learn and refine the instructional strategies needed to teach 21st century skills. This event, co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), and Learning Forward, included a presentation of findings from an LPI review of research on professional development to advance student learning. It also featured a discussion by practitioners and policymakers on how federal, state, and local policy and resources can help support the implementation of high-quality professional learning opportunities for teachers.
  • LPI/ACSA Briefing: Strengthening & Supporting California’s School Leaders
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    LPI/ACSA Briefing: Strengthening & Supporting California’s School Leaders

    Feb 27 2017, 1:00 PM EST
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    On February 27, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) held a convening on preparing and supporting quality school leaders. The program included a presentation of research and recommendations on effective principal preparation and professional learning and a panel offered local and state perspectives on the critical issue of school leadership.
  • LPI/CSBA California Teacher Shortage Legislative Briefing
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    LPI/CSBA California Teacher Shortage Legislative Briefing

    Jan 26 2017, 4:30 PM EST
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    On Thursday, January 26 the Learning Policy Institute and the California School Boards Association will host a legislative briefing on the teacher shortage and its implications for California schools and students. The program will include 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.
  • Equity and ESSA: Leveraging Educational Opportunity Through the Every Student Succeeds Act
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    Equity and ESSA: Leveraging Educational Opportunity Through the Every Student Succeeds Act

    Dec 07 2016, 10:00 AM EST
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    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.
  • Equity and ESSA: Using the New ESSA Regulations to Advance Educational Opportunity
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    Equity and ESSA: Using ESSA and the New Regulations to Advance Educational Opportunity

    Dec 14 2016, 2:00 PM EST
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    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.
  • Teacher Workforce Webinar
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    Webinar: Building a Strong, Sustainable Teacher Workforce

    Oct 26 2016, 12:00 PM EDT
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    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.
  •  Twitter Chat: The Importance of Quality Early Education
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    Twitter Chat: The Importance of Quality Early Education

    Aug 24 2016, 2:00 PM EDT
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    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.
  • Solving Teacher Shortages: Attracting and Retaining a Talented and Diverse Teaching Force
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    Solving Teacher Shortages: Attracting and Retaining a Talented and Diverse Teaching Workforce

    Sep 15 2016, 9:00 AM EDT
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    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.
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    Deeper Learning and Equity: Preparing All Students for the 21st Century

    Nov 06 2015, 9:00 AM EST
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    On Friday, November 6, 2015, in Washington, DC, the Learning Policy Institute and Jobs for the Future held a timely discussion of how U.S. schools can provide a more equitable and empowering education for all young people. The event featured a discussion of two reports recently released by Jobs for the Future.

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