A new Education and Society Program report offers a practical framework for designing and implementing effective teacher leadership.
Oct 17 2014
Henry Crown Fellow and internationally-recognized sculptor Janet Echelman was recently honored with the Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award for Visual Art. On the eve of her recognition by the Smithsonian, we spoke with Echelman about the creative process, how a visit to a Tamil fishing village transformed her as an artist, and how she has seen her work transform public spaces.
Oct 15 2014
At this year’s Aspen Action Forum, Central America Leadership Initiative Fellow KC Hardin from Panama pledged that he will “help the four gangs in Panama City, Panamá, demobilize and integrate into formal society in the next two years.”
Oct 14 2014
The largely unanticipated boom in oil production in the last five years has revived a debate over whether the United States should reverse the 40-year-old ban on exports of crude oil.
Oct 10 2014
What are more effective ways to subsidize higher education? How do we get more women in the tech field? What impact do US strikes on ISIS have on the Syrian opposition? Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
Oct 10 2014
By Dan Glickman
Instead of doing the business of government like attending hearings, writing bills, educating themselves on policy, voting, and even being in Washington, legislators are consumed with the hunt for donations. This has a profound impact on the quality of their legislative work.
Oct 09 2014
"…Despite significant and costly transatlantic frictions, especially with Germany… at heart, the fundamental values we share are as important as ever."
Oct 09 2014
By Ascend Staff
Nearly 45 percent of children in the US today live in low-income families. Two-generation programs meet the needs of and create opportunities for children and their parents together.
Oct 07 2014
By Alice Lee, Guest Blogger
One of the biggest barriers connecting people to jobs is the lack of accessible public transportation from the home to the workplace. To help overcome this problem, changes have to be made to the many layers of the public transportation system and its infrastructure.