We are pleased to share the sixteenth issue of our periodical On Common Ground®. Released at our 2018 Annual Conference, it contains a cover article "Strengthening a Nation through Strengthening Teaching: The Promise of America’s Teachers Institutes" by Rogers M. Smith, which surveys the state of contemporary education in the United States compared to other countries and concludes that “the Teachers Institute approach to improving teacher quality [is] more essential for America today than ever before, and especially for its most high need students.”

The issue also includes two articles by Ellen E. Kisker entitled "Updating the Theory of Change" and "Study of Teachers Institute Curriculum Units," articles on the Teachers Institute for Tulsa and the "journey towards a Richmond Teachers Institute," as well as articles by seminar leaders and National Fellows on teaching curriculum units written between 2015 and 2017.

To read back issues of On Common Ground®: http://teachers.yale.edu/oncommonground