Other Resources from the Education Community
Sir Michael Barber, McKinsey and Company, SMHC Task Force Co-Vice Chair:
- A recent speech he gave to Nottingham Trent University at the graduation ceremony – a statement on the moral purpose of education reform.
- McKinsey and Company’s Education Report (Sept. 2007) written with his colleague Dr. Mona Mourshed.
- A leaflet for his book, Instruction to Deliver, (Methuen, May 2008) on how to reform large systems including education systems.
- A speech on teaching talent at Aspen Institute’s conference.
- An updated version of the speech he gave at the SMHC National Conference (Nov. 2008) on British lessons for improving student achievement.
- Sir Barber offers an international perspective on U.S. education reform in his paper, “Neither Rest Nor Tranquility: Education and the American Dream in the 21st Century.”
Richard M. Ingersoll and David Perda, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education:
- Ingersoll and Perda’s examination of course-specific school staffing problems: The Mathematics and Science Teacher Shortage: Fact and Myth.
- More papers by Ingersoll on school organization and accountability, teacher turnover and shortages, and teacher quality.
Edward E. Lawler, Center for Effective Organizations, SMHC Task Force Member :
- Lawler’s recently published book, Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage.
- His colleague John Boudreau’s book, Investing in People.
- Information about both books can be found at the Center for Effective Organizations .
Gerry Tirozzi, National Association of Secondary School Principals, SMHC Task Force Member:
- NASSP position statement on National Standards.
- NASSP position statement on Highly Effective Principals.
- NASSP position statement on Professional Compensation for Principals.
- Education Week article on the issue of compensation.
Sharon Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and SMHC Task Force Member:
- Partnerships That Work: Turning Around Low-Performing Schools: congressional briefing on June 19 from representatives of five exemplary partnerships involving schools of education, and K-12 schools or districts.
- AACTE publication Partnerships That Work: Turning Around Low-Performing Schools (June 2008), which includes selected profiles of 21 partnerships between teacher preparation programs and PK-12 schools located in 17 different states.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:
- A report reflects deliberations of about 40 national education policy leaders asked to look at both the progress and the future of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the context of the educational policy environment anticipated for the coming decade or two.
- Ed Week summarizes a study of the effectiveness of National Board Certified teachers, adding to the several studies that have emerged, concluding that National Board Certified teachers do produce more student learning gains than other teachers.
Matthew Kramer, Teach for America, SMHC Task Force Member:
- Teach for America Program Continuum describing how TFA is recruiting, selecting, and training a highly talented teaching corps and group of future leaders.
Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association, SMHC Task Force Member:
- In this document, Van Roekel issues an inspirational call to action, which lays out the challenge for change.
- This document discusses how NEA is working hard to help transform America’s public schools.
- Great Public Schools for Every Child by 2020, NEA’s proposal to revitalize the partnership between federal, state, and local leaders.
- NEA’s Great Public School Criteria, NEA’s seven stepping stones to great public schools.
- Van Roekel’s 2009 Representative Assembly keynote speech, delivered in San Diego, California on July 3, 2009.
- Children of Poverty Deserve Great Teachers: One Union’s Commitment to Changing the Status Quo, a new report from NEA and the Center for Teaching Quality, offers practical, yet ambitious, strategies to help high-needs schools attract and retain well-prepared and highly skilled teachers.
- Van Roekel addresses the best methods for school improvement in his response to the National Journal Expert Education Blog.
- NEA’s 12-Point Action Plan for Reducing the School Dropout Rate incorporates the most promising actions supported by experience and data.
- Preventing Future High School Dropouts, a new publication from NEA, is a resource for NEA state and local affiliates focused on programs, practices, and policies that increase high school graduation rates.
- In the NEA Policy Brief “Closing the Gap through Extended Learning Opportunities,” Van Roekel discusses the benefits of expanding access to afterschool and other extended learning programs that engage and enrich students.