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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.

2018 Graduate Student Conference call for abstracts

Dec 20, 2017, 15:30 by Graduate Student Conference Committee (
The committee for the 2018 College of Education at Illinois Graduate Student Conference is seeking abstracts that address some of the complex issues surrounding education in modern times.

College of Education Graduate Student ConferenceFrom extreme climate change and the ubiquity of technology to an unprecedented scale of migration, we live in a time of anxiety and uncertainty. How are learning and education changing in these uncertain times? What are the potentials and limits of education to address these pressing issues? How can we as educators and researchers collaborate across digital, physical, disciplinary, and methodological borders to navigate the road ahead?

The March 9, 2018, College of Education Graduate Student Conference is calling for scholarship that addresses these questions both nationally and globally. For more information, please view the call for abstracts. Submission instructions will be posted soon.