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Teachers Matter: Rethinking How Public Schools Identify, Reward, and Retain Great Educators

Tuesday December 2011


Marcus Winters Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

With popular documentaries and best-selling books devoted to the topic, education reform is beginning to receive the attention it deserves. Senior fellow Marcus Winters is set to further enliven and enlighten the continuing debate when his new book Teachers Matter is released this January. The Manhattan Institute has organized this conference to discuss Winters’s empirically-grounded argument that improving teacher quality is the key to improving student achievement—and the key to improving teacher quality is changing the way educators are recruited, trained, evaluated, and compensated.

We hope you enjoyed this important and timely discussion about how to improve the quality of America’s teachers and public K-12 education in the twenty-first century.

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.PRESENTATION
Marcus Winters, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.PANEL DISCUSSION:
Moderator: Michael Allegretti, Director, Center for State and Local Leadership
Seth Andrew, Founder & Superintendent, Democracy Prep Public Schools
Christopher Cerf, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education
Evan Stone, Founder, Educators4Excellence
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Joel Klein, Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education