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    Education Achievement Gap

    Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Topics included the progress…

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    Book Discussion on The Test

    Anya Kamenetz talked about her book The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing - But You Don’t Have to Be, in which she examines the prevalence of standardized…

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    Urban Schools

    Members of the Council of the Great City Schools, a group that advocates for inner-city public schools, spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. They were joined by…

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    Common Core Standards

    Sabrina Schaeffer, Emmett McGroarty, and Neal McCluskey talked about common core standards in public schools.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about his plans for reforming education, including replacing No Child Left Behind with a new law that would addresses the…

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    School Choice Marketing Strategies

    Panelists talked about developing strategies for marketing school choice and charter schools to parents, including the use of technology and social media in education reform. Senator…

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    Charter and Private Schools

    Panelists talked about charter and private schools, and how they can best maintain their “edge” against the public system. They focused on money spent per student in…

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    Academic Forum, Rod Paige Remarks

    Former Education Secretary Rod Paige gave the keynote speech at a day-long academic forum on school choice initiatives. He outlined his proposal for universal school choice, arguing…

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    Book Discussion on More than a Score

    Jesse Hagopian, editor of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing and history teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, talked about the growing…

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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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