On Common Ground® is published in print and online. It is concerned with the development of teachers and of their curricula through school-university partnerships. Its title, which derives from that of the first book on the Institute's work, Teaching in America: The Common Ground, is intended to suggest that university faculty and school teachers have a strong mutual interest in the improvement of teaching and learning in schools. Since 2005 the periodical has focused on the work of the Yale National Initiative to strengthen teaching in public schools®.
- On Common Ground®: Number 16, Fall 2018
Number 16 contained a cover article, “Strengthening a Nation through Strengthening Teaching: The Promise of America’s Teachers Institutes,” by Rogers M. Smith, which concluded 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 included articles by Ellen E. Kisker entitled “Updating the Theory of Change” and “Study of Teachers Institute Curriculum Units,” as well as articles by seminar leaders and National Fellows on teaching curriculum units.
- On Common Ground®: Number 15, Fall 2015
Number 15 concerned the way that Teachers Institutes following the Yale-New Haven approach support and retain teachers in high-need public schools.
- On Common Ground®: Number 14, Fall 2011
Number 14 on “Enacting a Nationally Significant Approach” featured statements by U.S. Senators and Representatives on the Teachers Professional Development Institutes Act, which they sponsored.
- On Common Ground®: Number 13, Spring 2009
Number 13 provided accounts of national seminars offered and curriculum units written in the National Initiative.
- On Common Ground®: Number 12, Spring 2008
Number 12 reported on “Teachers Institutes for the Nation.”
- On Common Ground®: Number 11, Winter 2007
Number 11 reported on “The Yale National Initiative: Making Connections.”
- On Common Ground®: Number 10, Spring 2005
Senator Joseph Lieberman wrote the feature article for Number 10 on “Establishing Institutes Throughout the Nation.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 9, Fall 2001
Secretary of Education Rod Paige contributed the feature article for Number 9, a “Special Issue on Urban Partnerships.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 8, Winter 1998
Number 8 focused on “Building Partnerships for Our Children.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 7, Fall 1996
Number 7 was devoted to “Diversity, Partnership and Community.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 6, Spring 1996
Number 6 addressed “Educational Organization and Change.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 5, Fall 1995
Number 5 explored “Partnership and the Arts.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 4, Spring 1995
Number 4 was devoted to “Partnerships in Science and Technology,” Until his death in 1995, Fred M. Hechinger, former Education Editor for The New York Times, contributed a regular column “On Partnership.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 3, Fall 1994
Number 3 featured an essay by Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor, on the role of partnerships in “Creating New Paths to the Middle Class.”
- On Common Ground® - Number 2, Summer 1994
Number 2 featured an essay by Vito Perrone on the historical context of school-university collaboration.
- On Common Ground® - Number 1, Fall 1993
Number 1 featured an essay by Secretary of Education Richard Riley on “The Emerging Role of Professional Development in Education Reform.”