Yesterday PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan did a story on Acheivement First, a charter school network serving low-income and minority students in the Northeast that the Aspen Institute Education and Society Program and Rachel Curtis reported on in 2011.
The teachers strike in Chicago isn't an isolated incident in the ongoing education reform debate that often puts cities and those in the government at odds with teachers unions.
Innovation and entrepreneurial approaches to improving education are a major focus of the Institute’s work on education. At the recent NewSchools-Aspen Institute Summit 2012, we explored these issues with leading experts, thinkers, and front-line practitioners from across the country.
Yesterday, the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) announced the launch of a new arts education public-private partnership called Turnaround Art to "narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts."