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The Forum on the Future of Public Education

The Forum on the Future of Public Education strives to bring the best empirical evidence to policymakers and the public.

The Forum draws on a network of premier scholars to create, interpret, and disseminate credible information on key questions facing P-20 education. The Forum pursues original research and facilitates collaboration between researchers and policymakers to examine the pressing issues shaping the future of public education. Key constituencies of the Forum include scholars who influence research, policy and practice; policy makers and policy making bodies at all levels; members of the media who influence public opinion; foundations, organizations, business groups and others who support, criticize and advocate for reform; and citizens who make choices about education for themselves and their children.

America is witnessing a drastic redefinition of the policies and practices associated with “public education.” Too often, discussions around the future of public education are strong on passion but short on actual evidence. The Forum for the Future of Public Education is filing that gap by building a resource of objective, research-based insights on key educational issues. We are establishing an open venue- a true public forum to debate controversial and consequential policy issues that will shape American’s future.

Leadership Programs Webinar

Aug 14, 2017, 08:14 by Mary B. Herrmann (
Register for the University of Illinois Principal and Teacher Leader Programs informational webinar on August 16, 2017.

We are still accepting applications for fall!

Please register for University of Illinois Principal and Teacher Leader Programs: Informational Webinar on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 4:30 PM CDT at: This webinar presents information on Principal and Teacher Leader programs (EdM and CAS) offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at our Chicago and Des Plaines cohort locations (starting Fall 2017), as well as the online Teacher Leader program. Working as a partner of the Chicago Public Schools, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an approved provider and member of the Chicago Leadership Collaborative. Participants will learn about the programs, curriculum requirements, and application processes and will have an opportunity to ask questions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you are unable to participate in the webinar but would like information on our programs, please email Dr Mary Herrmann ( or Dr Anjalé Welton ( for information.