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    Teacher Certification and Education Reform

    Participants discussed teacher qualification and certification, focusing on the quality of higher education for teachers, the quality of teaching in public, private and charter schools, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Educated Child

    The authors talked about their book, The Educated Child: A Parent’s Guide from Preschool through the Eighth Grade, published by Free Press. The book lists a number of topics and…

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    Accountability in Schools

    Participants talked about how to increase the accountability of local school systems for their performance. They focused on the importance of feedback to the schools and the time to…

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    Education Summit: Evening Panel

    After dinner, participants on the panel answered written questions from the audience about topics discussed earlier in the day, especially setting standards and assessing students and…

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    Reinventing Schools and Government Agencies

    In a conference entitled, “Common Ground: Where Can Liberals and Conservatives Agree?” participants discussed conservative and liberal approaches to school and government…

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