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ADVISORY: Education Experts to Discuss Getting Top Talent into Our Nation’s Schools
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Education Experts to Discuss Getting Top Talent into Our Nation’s Schools

Washington D.C. – On Thursday, April 4, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion with a panel of distinguished education experts about strategic human-capital-management changes in our nation’s education system.

The issue of finding strategic ways to get the best, most effective people to become teachers and principals is a relatively recent policy initiative that has picked up speed quickly and caused major changes in both policy and practice. In fact, in a matter of two decades or fewer, our entire U.S. education system has been challenged in this area—including in the ways that we recruit, select, place, develop, evaluate, pay, promote, and dismiss educators. Some of these changes have been initiated by federal grant-giving policy initiatives that reward states and districts for innovation; others have sprung up due to the plethora of research that marks human capital as the single-most important factor in impacting student learning.

Whatever the reason for the human-capital-management reform movement, it is no secret that these reforms are hot and only growing in momentum in states and districts across the country. To be successful, these initiatives need to help solve major challenges in public education. In that process, they will likely be subject to much scrutiny.


  • Cami Anderson, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
  • Heather Harding, Senior Vice President, Community Partnerships, Teach For America
  • Allan Odden, Director, Strategic Management of Human Capital (SMHC) Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
  • Bill Raabe, Director, Center for Great Public Schools, National Education Association
  • Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President, Education Policy, Center for American Progress


April 4, 2013
12:30pm ET – 2:00pm ET
A light lunch will be served at 12:00 pm.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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For more information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected] or 202.741.6285.