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    Education Policy and Funding

    Teacher union leaders, school superintendents, and education scholars testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. After the hearing, Committee…

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    Book Discussion on The Battle for Room 314

    Ed Boland talked about his book, The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School, about the lessons he learned while teaching for one year in a New York…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act

    Panelists talked about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as the federal government’s involvement in education policy and…

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    Newsmakers with Lily Eskelsen Garcia

    President Lily Eskelsen Garcia talked about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), which Congress passed earlier in the month as the successor to the No Child Left Act, and other education…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Bill Signing

    President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act. The bipartisan bill replaced No Child Left Behind and allowed state and local officials greater flexibility in how to…

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    Maggie Severns on No Child Left Behind Rewrite

    Maggie Severns reported frby video from Capitol Hill about the House debate on a bill to rewrite and reauthorize the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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    No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Legislation

    Alyson Klein talked about congressional efforts to rewrite the 2001 No Child Left Behind law. She discussed the history and intent of the original law, and changes included in the new…

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    Book Discussion on Prelude to Prison

    Marsha Weissman talked about her book, Prelude to Prison: Student Perspectives on School Suspension, about the link between school suspension and incarceration in the United States.…

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    No Child Left Behind Legislation

    Alyson Klein talked by video from Capitol Hill about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which would rewrite the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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    High School Dropout Rate

    Former Governor Bob Wise (D-WV) talked about a report showing a significant decrease in the high school dropout rate from 2008 to 2012. He discussed what state and federal efforts to…

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    Book Discussion on Drilling through the Core

    Contributors Williamson Evers, James Milgram, Sandra Stotsky, Ze’ev Wurman, and editor Peter Wood talked about their book, Drilling through the Core: Why Common Core Is Bad for…

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    Book Discussion on The Prize

    Dale Russakoff participated in a panel discussion on her book The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?, in which she talks about the school reform movement in Newark,…

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    Crowded Out

    This 1958 National Education Association Film addresses the problems of overcrowded schools during the 1950s baby boom. This film depicts the experiences of a frustrated teacher…

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    Education in New Orleans Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Walter Isaacson moderated a discussion about the state of public education in New Orleans.  “Chartered and Uncharted: Navigating Education for the Next Generation” was part…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on standardized tests. Emma Brown was interviewed by phone about “opting-out” of standardized testing.

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    Book Discussion on Mission High

    Kristina Rizga talked about her book Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph, in which she examines alternative…

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    Newsmakers with Lily Eskelsen Garcia

    Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the president of the largest teachers union, talked about major education issues including the re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind law, testing and…

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    Education Policy

    Campbell Brown talked about a variety of education issues, including teacher tenure, common core standards, the quality of public and charter schools, and an upcoming education summit with…

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    U.S. Teacher Shortage

    Motoko Rich spoke by phone about her recent New York Times article on the growing teacher shortage in the U.S., its relationship to economic conditions, and the impact on school districts.…

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