• Tuesday, September 23 Forum: 2014 American Values Survey: Worries about Economic Inequality and Insecurity
    The Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) will hold an event to release PRRI\'s fifth annual American Values Survey, a large national, multi-issue survey on religion, values and public policy. The 2014 survey explores Americans\' attitudes regarding economic and racial inequality and examines how divided Americans are over the role of religion in public life. Co-moderated by Brookings Senior Fellows E.J. Dionne Jr. and William A. Galston, the event will feature a presentation of the survey findings by PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones and insights from Alan Abramowitz, professor of political science at Emory University, and Henry Olsen, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. The event will be held on Sept. 23 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. EDT at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
  • Friday, September 26 Deadline: Nominations for the 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize
    The American Academy of Political and Social Science invites nominations for the 2015 Moynihan Prize, which honors public servants and scholars who champion the use of social science research and evidence in policymaking. The Prize seeks to recognize an individual whose career has demonstrated the value of sound analysis and social science research in advancing the public good. Each year the Moynihan Prize winner accepts theaward and delivers a major public policy address at a ceremony held in springtime. Past winners included Paul Volcker, William Julius Wilson, Diane Ravitch and Joseph Stiglitz. Nominations must be submitted by September 26, 2014.
  • Friday, October 10 Deadline: Public Comment Period on Draft Refreshed Standards for Education Leaders
    The Council of Chief State School Officers, with support from The Wallace Foundation, is seeking feedback from the public on draft standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student achievement for all children and meet new, higher expectations. The standards are voluntary. States, districts, schools and university and nonprofit leadership preparation programs use the standards to guide preparation, practice, support and evaluations for district and school leaders, including superintendents, principals, assistant principals and teacher leaders. The public comment period will last from now until October 10. After that period, the standards will be finalized and released later this fall.