Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Teaching to the Core: Integrating Implementation of Common Core and Teacher Effectiveness Policies

Ross Wiener
May 14, 2013

To strengthen state implementation of Common Core State Standards and meaningful teacher evaluations, the Aspen Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in this policy brief suggest ten actions to move beyond simply implementing ambitious reforms in parallel-- teacher evaluation and the Common Core-- to integrating them into a system-level whole. To do that, author and Aspen...

Resident Centered Community-Building: What Makes it Different?

May 13, 2013

A Report from the Connecting Communities Learning Exchange

What is special about resident-centered community building?  Why is there such importance on relationship-building?  Resident Centered Community-Building---What Makes it Different? A Report from the Connecting Communities Learning Exchange distills lessons and recommendations from resident...

Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equity

May 13, 2013

The Roundtable’s most recent publication distills ten lessons for how to take leadership on the difficult topic of race in America. Based on our ten years of work in this arena, the document is intended to encourage and suggest strategies to people willing to take up the challenge of promoting racial equity and inclusion. It is also meant to counter the fears, reticence and pessimism of those who...

Developing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Palestinian Territories

Vanessa Zuabi, Katherine St. Onge
May 8, 2013

Key Opportunities for Partnership:

Partners for a New Beginning (PNB), in cooperation with the Telos Group and the local chapter of PNB-Palestinian Territories, led an Entrepreneurship Delegation to the West Bank from October 3 – 7, 2012. Nearly a dozen US entrepreneurs, angel investors and those passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs traveled from across the globe for a week...

Connecting the Edges

Richard Adler
May 1, 2013

The 2012 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation convened leaders to explore how organizations can stay atop today’s constant technological advancement. In the current economic environment, growth and underemployment are two outstanding national, indeed international, problems. While technological advances and globalization are often cited as instigators of the current plight, they are also beacons of...

Evaluating Evaluations: Using Teacher Surveys to Strengthen Implementation

Ross Wiener and Kasia Lundy
April 22, 2013

Public education is focused intensively on designing and implementing meaningful teacher evaluations. To convert evaluation information into more effective teaching, teachers, principals, and system leaders need to embrace a culture of ongoing, two-way feedback and a commitment to continuous improvement. Developed in partnership with The Parthenon Group, Evaluating Evaluations...

The Common Core State Standards: An Introduction for Families and Other Stakeholders

April 19, 2013

The Common Core State Standards is a near-universal set of academic standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. It represents a paradigm shift in the teaching of English Language Arts and math, emphasizing deeper learning and application of knowledge. This flyer makes the Common Core accessible to families and other stakeholders, explaining what the...

Aspen IFS Testimony to Pensions/Retirement Working Group

April 10, 2013

As the House Ways and Means Committe embarks on a comprehensive examination of the tax code, Aspen IFS puts forward that a tax reform moment offers the opportunity to enhance retirement security for all American households. 

Integrating Diplomacy and Social Media: A Report of the First Annual Aspen Institute Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology

March 29, 2013

Advances in social media and the wave of citizen involvement in both internal and external state affairs has heightened the need to take a closer look at how communications technologies can advance national interests. The digital disruption has come to many arenas. Diplomacy is just the latest to engage it. Integrating Diplomacy and Social Media: A Report of the First Annual Aspen Institute Dialogue...

The Arab Revolutions and American Policy

Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price
March 28, 2013

This book is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2012 Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers evaluate the various drivers and outcomes of the Arab revolutions, all of which continue to bear an...

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