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.

Human Capital Management in K-12 Education

February 24, 2009

Prepared by the Aspen Institute (Working Draft). The overview and framework traces the human capital value chain in the education sector.

Coaching: A Strategy for Developing Instructional Capacity-Promises and Practicalities

This paper focuses on coaching as an effective professional development practice to improve teaching and learning.

Mission Possible? Incremental and Radical Action Agenda for Transforming the American High School

Summarizes the outcome of the second Aspen Workshop on the American High School, held in July 2001.

Rethinking High School: The Next Frontier For State Policymakers

Provides a useful comparison of four state high school reform efforts.

Rethinking Human Capital in Education: Singapore As A Model for Teacher Development

This paper focuses on coaching as an effective professional development practice to improve teaching and learning.

Review of Selected High School Reform Strategies

Identifies five approaches to high school reform and evidence on their respective effects on students' academic achievement.

Strong Foundation, Evolving Challenges

A Case Study to Support Leadership Transition in the Boston Public Schools.

Task of Transformation: The American High School in the New Century

Summarizes the outcome of the first Aspen Workshop on the American High School, held in July 2000.

Tools for Teachers: Implementing Key Shifts in the Common Core State Standards

These six professional development modules are designed to meet the needs of teachers, schools, and districts working to make the key instructional shifts in the CCSS for ELA & Literacy. Each module comes with a PowerPoint presentation and facilitator's guide designed for PD instructors, as well as a suite of supplemental exemplars, worksheets, and other resources.

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