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    Education Testing and Accountability

    State and local officials from around the country testified on potential changes to the No Child Left Behind law, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. Topics of discussion…

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    Education Policy

    Lily Eskelsen Garcia talked about the use of standardized tests, the Obama administration’s budget request that week of an additional $2.7 billion budget request for continuing the…

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    Senator Lee and Representative Messer at Conservative Policy Summit

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gave a keynote address calling on conservatives to champion policies that would protect the American family from the economic squeeze on working people, including…

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    Book Discussion on Lessons of Hope

    Joel Klein, former chancellor of the New York City school system, talked about his book, Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools, in which he examines what the city did to improve public…

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    Education Innovation

    Education researchers, neuroscientists, and authors spoke at Chicago Ideas Week about the future of education and alternatives to traditional teaching. Topics included replacing…

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    Mike Huckabee on Education Standards

    Mike Huckabee talked about initiatives intended to close the education gap for Latino students. He talked about initiatives through which the Latino Christian community can combine…

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    Education Standards and Assessments

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered remarks and participated in a panel discussion on steps his department was taking to support teachers, school leaders, and students during a…

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    Federal and State Education Policy

    Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell Ted Mitchell talked about President Obama’s education initiatives and how state and federal lawmakers could work together to improve…

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    Book Discussion on Place, Not Race

    Sheryll Cashin talked about her book, Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, in which she argues that affirmative action policies in education do little to help the…

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    Alyson Klein on Charter Schools Legislation

    Alyson Klein spoke by telephone about the details of the charter schools legislation being debated in the House. She talked about how the bill fits in with the Obama…

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    Representative Messer on Common Core and Charter Schools

    Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) talked about his support for legislation that would streamline funding and strengthen states' abilities to replicate successful charter school…

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    Education Policy and Common Core Standards

    Neal McClusky talked about the Common Core Standards Initiative and its effects on U.S. education policy, as well as state debates over the adoption of Common Core standards. He…

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    Secretary Duncan on Education Reform

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the administration’s efforts to improve education across the nation.  br/ He was a featured speaker at a plenary session of the…

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    Competitive Grant Program and Education Budget

    James Wendorf talked about the the money set aside in the fiscal year 2015 budget to assist states with education of students with special needs. Those special needs include mental…

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    Secretary Duncan on Education Reform

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about education policy with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Education Reform Task Force chaired by Mayor Michael Hancock. Topics…

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    Newsmakers with Randi Weingarten

    Randi Weingarten talked about key issues in education. Her American Federation of Teachers organization is one of the nation’s largest teachers unions. Topics included the…

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    Student International Test Results

    Randi Weingarten spoke with reporters at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. In remarks, she responded to just-released results of the 2012 Program for…

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    Governor Dan Malloy on Education Policy

    Governor Dannel Malloy (D-CT) talked about his efforts in his state to address educational “achievement gaps,” the disparity in academic performance between groups of…

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    Higher Education

    Panelists talked about efforts to expand access to higher education. Speakers included Daphne Koller, the co-founder of a service called Coursera, which offers online versions of…

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    Book Discussion on I Am Malala

    Malala Yousafzai and her father spoke about her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai, who lived in the Swat…

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