Important message from the AIW Institute: We were extremely fortunate to be part of a project that brought together Israeli and Palestinian educators to support continual improvement in teaching and learning (Building Bridges not Borders). And now, we are saddened and angered by the recent violence in the Middle East. We remain hopeful for peace, and stand for the dignity, equality, and human rights of all Palestinians and Israelis.
With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of Professor Fred M. Newmann, the leading scholar and researcher of Authentic Intellectual Work. AIW Institute director Dr. M. Bruce King, Newmann’s colleague for over 25 years, explains, “Fred’s research and professional development efforts have energized teachers’ collaborative work, and influenced instruction and assessment for both improved learning and more equitable learning. His colleagues and K-12 educators continue to apply AIW in classrooms across the country and internationally.” Professor Newmann’s obituary
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