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.

Roles and Responsibilities of the State Education Agency

December 1, 2015

Roles and Responsibilities of the State Education Agency challenges state chiefs and their leadership teams to consider their local context and capacity in determining essential, possible, and unsuitable roles for their agency. Coming out of a period of historic state involvement in education policy, this discussion guide helps state leaders consider what roles and responsibilities they can...

The Complexity of Procurement for Instructional Materials

December 1, 2015

Procurement is a complex, time-consuming process that burdens SEA staff and delays resources from getting into the hands of students, teachers, and staff. Learn more about this process and what it means for students in a new infographic from the Aspen Education & Society Program. 

Where Does It All Go? Uses of Federal Education Funding

December 1, 2015

This infographic shows how federal education funding works and the compliance requirements that states, districts, and schools must meet to receive it. 

Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap through Business Ownership

November 25, 2015

This guide highlights existing research on the link between the racial wealth gap and business ownership. Because lower levels of business and financial assets held by African-American and Latino households are one of the key reasons for the racial wealth gap...

Regulation, Conversation, and Impact of Shale Gas and Oil in a Low Price Environment

Aspen Modern Shale Gas and Oil Production Forum
Dave Grossman, Rapporteur
November 25, 2015

The 2015 Modern Shale Gas and Oil Production Forum, “Regulation, Conversation, and Impact of Shale Gas and Oil in a Low Price Environment,” convened about 60 invited energy leaders, including regulators from leading producing states and representatives from industry and the environmental community.  The discussions covered a broad range of environmental and community effects...

Recasting American Apprenticeship

John Colborn and Nneka Jenkins
November 15, 2015

Recasting American Apprenticeship is a report of findings and a set of recommendations for businesses to realize apprenticeship as a workforce development strategy. Because apprenticeship holds the appeal and promise of economic opportunity for workers and businesses alike, obstacles to business participation needs to be removed...

The New Pricing Reality in Global Oil and Gas Markets

Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security
Dave Grossman, Rapporteur; Claire Farley & Bill White, Co-Chairs
November 10, 2015

The 2015 Forum on Global Energy Economy and Security, “The New Pricing Reality in Global Oil and Gas Markets,” was co-chaired by Claire Farley, Member at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, and Bill White, Senior Advisor and Chairman of Lazard Houston and former Mayor of Houston. Topics discussed included the current and future drivers of global supply and demand for petroleum;...

2015 Siemens Technical Scholars

October 26, 2015

A listing of our 2015 Siemens Technical Scholars with additional information highlighting the students, programs, and community colleges.

Comment Letter: Process for Transferring myRA Account Balances to Private Sector Roth IRAs

October 23, 2015

On October 23, 2015, Aspen FSP submitted public comments to the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the myRA program, a no-fee retirement account invested in savings bonds and available to all Americans. Specifically, Aspen FSP provided feedback on how best to transfer myRA account balances to private sector Roth IRAs in the event that the myRA saver reaches the Transfer Threshold of $15,000 or 30 years...

Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century

October 1, 2015

Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century explores how new policies and practice can meet the changing needs of workers, businesses and their communities.