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.

Scaling through Distance Learning

September 23, 2013

Compelled by the drive to serve larger numbers of aspiring entrepreneurs in a tightening funding environment, many organizations are looking more closely at distance learning -- but challenges abound.  This case study profiles the experiences and lessons WESST has learned from its experience developing distance learning services to serve entrepreneurs across New Mexico.

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The Economic Value of National Service

September 20, 2013

This study reveals findings on the economic value and compelling return on investment for national service.

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: A Transition Guide for School-level Leaders

September 19, 2013

Developed in partnership with Education First, Insight Education Group, Student Achievement Partners, and Targeted Leadership Consulting, this implementation guide is intended for use as a reference and an action-planning springboard for school...

Implementing the Common Core: The Role of Instructional Leadership Teams(ILTs) and Looking at Student Work (LASW)

September 19, 2013

This professional learning module is designed to assist teachers, schools, and districts implementing the Common Core in understanding how to better leverage collaborative, instructional leadership teams (ILTs) and how to examine data by looking...

Tools for Teachers: Engaging in Academic Writing

September 19, 2013

This fourth installment in the Tools for Teachers series of open professional learning resources delves into the role of academic writing in the Common Core. Designed to meet the needs of teachers, schools, and districts working to make the key instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, educators studying this module will…

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Research Brief: What does the science say about athletic development in children?

September 11, 2013

Aspen Institute Project Play Initiative releases research brief: What Do We Know about Early Childhood Development?

The purpose of this research brief is to review the most relevant and important literature on the topic of developing children as athletes. This brief is organized around five prevailing questions regarding early specialization and the role of practice...

Task Force Report on Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security

September 11, 2013

Nearly a decade after the 9/11 Commission issued its report on the greatest act of terrorism on U.S. soil, one of its most significant recommendations has not been acted upon: the call for consolidated Congressional oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands and the Aspen Institute Justice & Society Program convened a task force of distinguished...

New Book by AHSG's Juan Zarate

Juan Zarate
September 10, 2013

Aspen Homeland Security Group member Juan Zarate, a chief architect of modern financial warfare and a former senior Treasury and White House official, pulls back the curtain on this shadowy world. In this gripping story, he explains in unprecedented detail how a small, dedicated group of officials redefined the Treasury’s role and used its unique powers, relationships, and reputation to apply financial...

Responding to Change: The New World of Oil and Gas

Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security
Bill White, Chair, and Leonard Coburn, Rapporteur
September 6, 2013

The 2013 Forum continued the recent focus on the impact of increased unconventional oil and gas production in North America. “Responding to Change: The New World of Oil and Gas” discussed production challenges and opportunities; the impact on midstream and downstream companies; the potential demand for gas in various sectors; the environmental costs of energy; and global economic and political issues...

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