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  • Writer's pictureAdam Dayan, Esq.

NY Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference

For those who are not attending today's NY Times Schools For Tomorrow event, it is streaming live all day on their website:

Topics being covered include:

  • Perspectives on education issues from the campaign trail

  • Global overview - Canada, Australia, Finland, Singapore

  • Economics metrics of education in the U.S. compared to abroad

  • How to increase the status and perception of the profession and attract top talent

  • Teacher salaries & merit-based pay

  • Measuring teacher performance

  • Role of teachers' unions

  • Chicago teachers' strike

  • Influence of Teach For America

  • Role of federal/local government in educational reform

  • Future of education

  • Building support structures - school mentorship, teacher-training programs, and supporting teachers to deliver better instruction

  • Changing role of the teacher

Highlights include:

  • David Brooks as moderator

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University Professor of Education

  • Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of the D.C. Public School System (successor to Michelle Rhee)

  • Keynote address by Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer for the U.S.

  • Remarks from Chancellor Dennis Walcott

If teaching, in the words of Linda Darling-Hammond, is "the profession on which all other professions depend," today's subject of how to improve that profession makes for a meaningful and worthwhile conversation.


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