Washington, D.C. – Education Week and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) co-sponsored a forum on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 entitled “Searching for Solutions: An Evidence-Based Dialogue on Teacher Quality.” Panelists included Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, leading education researchers and senior staff members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Education and Labor.
Lynn Olson of Education Week served as the moderator of the discussion. Panelists were:
- Beatrice Birman, American Institutes for Research
- Alice Johnson Cain, Senior Education Policy Advisor, Committee on Education and Labor
- Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington
- Susan Moore Johnson, Harvard University
- Kerstin Carlson LeFloch, American Institutes for Research
- Michelle Rhee, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
- Brad Thomas, Professional Staff Member, Committee on Education and Labor
The forum was held at AIR’s corporate headquarters at 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. In the coming weeks, both organizations will post resources and a video from the event on their Websites.
Education Week, American education's newspaper of record, is published by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. EPE also publishes Teacher Magazine, edweek.org and Agent K-12, as well as special reports on issues ranging from technology to textbooks, as well as books of special interest to educators. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization based in Washington, D.C.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity.