Welcome to the Academy

The Academy provides both a means and a place where people can ask questions about important educational issues, then gather together to talk, study, and respond to those issues.

The Critical Questions in Education conference is the public place where twice a year we gather together and respond to a theme question (or questions). Teacher educators, other university faculty, graduate students, and K—12 teachers and administrators talk to and learn from one another at the conference, and all are invited to continue to study and learn together, beyond that gathering. And then we share what we’ve come to understand in books and journal articles.

Please learn more about us in these webpages—not just about the Critical Questions in Education conference, but about our electronic journals and Academy Talks, too. We are anxious to share the Academy with you.


Denver, Colorado | October 24-26, 2022 Sonesta Denver Downtown Hotel

Call for Proposals

Upcoming Symposium and Conference:
San Diego, California | February 27-March 1, 2023
Call for Proposals Forthcoming
Thresholds in Education: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Education
Guest Editors: Tammy LaPrad, Monmouth College & Jim LaPrad, Western Illinois University

Call for Proposals