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  • Puerto Rico: The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction

    March 1, 2018

    Puerto Rico: The Road to Recovery and Reconstruction, March 1, 9:30 am to 2:00, pm, Capitol Visitors Center (First St NE, Washington, DC 20515). At this moment, with the future of Puerto Rico hanging in the balance, we believe that powerful voices must come together to advocate for the island and its people.This national conference will focus on what needs to be done to rebuild the Puerto Rican economy and its educational system in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Lunch will be provided. More information and registration.


  • Israel-US Conversation You Haven't Heard Before

    March 6, 2018

    In a conversation on March 6 from 10:00 am to noon, hosted by the Albert Shanker Institute, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Israeli social justice activist and trade unionist Rami Hod will discuss how the citizens of the United States and Israel can work together to help build a broad movement for progressive change. More information and registration.

  • Academic Freedom in an Age of Political Polarization

    March 14, 2018

    Wednesday, March 14, noon to 2:00 p.m. Speakers:Sigal Ben-Porath, professor of Education, Political Science and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania; Henry Reichman, professor of history, California State University, East Bay; president, AAUP Foundation; chair, AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and Catherine Ross, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University Law School. More information and registration.
  • How Should Teacher Shortages Be Addressed?

    April 11, 2018

    Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers.

  • 2017-2018 Conversations

    May 9, 2018

    Co-Sponored by the Shanker Institute and the AFT, they are held the second Wednesday of the month during the school year from noon to 2:00 pm at 555 New Jersey Ave, NW. Lunch is served and registration is required. More information and registration.

  • Charter School Expansion

    May 9, 2018

    Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers