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    Common Core Education Standards

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on common core standards, which more than 40 states and the District of Columbia had adopted. The panelists focused on what common…

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    Common Core Standards Initiative

    Neal McCluskey and Michael Petrilli talked about the Common Core Standards Initiative and arguments for and against states adopting the standards. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news…

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    Education and the Role of Local School Boards

    Thomas Gentzel talked about the top issues facing public schools and role of local school boards. Topics included the pending influx of unaccompanied migrant children, funding…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What’s the best way to improve education in the U.S.?”

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Hazing and Teen Dating Violence

    Panelists focused on the problems of teenage hazing and dating violence. Darlene Johnson defined teen dating violence and stalking. She stated that each year 1.5 million high…

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    Book Discussion on The Smartest Kids in the World

    Amanda Ripley talked about her book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way. In her book she followed three American high-school students who each spent a year in a…

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    Poll on Attitudes Toward Public Schools

    Representatives from Phi Delta Kappa and the Gallup Organization released the first half of an annual poll on American’s attitudes toward public schools. They found that most…

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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

    Ulrich Boser and Darleen Opfer talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Among other topics they discussed how the act changed the landscape of education, its major…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Bullying Trends

    Panelists talked about progress in combating bullying. Michael Lu said that the nation could do a lot better with bullying prevention but progress had been made in raising public…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Opening Remarks

    Officials began a summit on bullying prevention. Assistant Education Secretary Delisle said that students were heading back to school for the year but there were many kids scared to…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Supportive School Discipline

    Panelists discussed the issues of school discipline for bullies and what teachers should do when they observe bullying. “Supportive School Discipline” was the fifth and…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Cyberbullying

    Panelists discussed the challenges of preventing bullying done on-line. “Cyberbullying” was the fourth plenary session of the day-long summit “Keeping Kids Safe:…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Youth Perspectives

    Youth leaders in anti-bullying efforts reported on discussions that were held on what is being done in schools and what was found to work to reduce bullying. “Youth Debrief of Focus…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, State and Federal Laws and Policies

    Panelists talked about the the legal aspects of preventing bullying. Dr. Srabstein said that bullying was a very serious health risk and the victims were at higher risk of…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Lessons Learned

    Panelists discussed what programs and methods had been found most helpful in preventing bullying. “SEA/LEA Perspectives: Bullying Prevention - Lessons Learned and Promising Practices…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Social and Emotional Learning

    “Multi-Tiered Behavioral Support Frameworks and Social and Emotional Learning” was the second plenary session of the day-long summit “Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and…

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Communicators with Tom Vander Ark

    Tom Vander Ark, author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning Is Changing the World, talked by video link from Seattle about digital learning and the future of U.S. schools as they…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on ways to boost failing schools. Alyson Klein talked by phone about the Obama administration’s efforts to make sure more effective…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan opened the White House daily briefing to talk about the Obama administration’s “Excellent Educators for All Initiative.” Afterward, Josh…

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