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    Book Discussion on The Secret of TSL (Total Student Load)

    William Ouchi talked about his book The Secret of TSL: The Revolutionary Discovery That Raises School Performance (Simon & Schuster; September 1, 2009). In his book he reports on his…

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    Moynihan in the White House

    Prior to his career in the United States Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) worked in four presidential administrations. He served in the Nixon administration from 1969-71 as…

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    A Nation at Risk Panel

    The panelists talked about the state of America’s public schools. They focused on changes that had been made in the nation’s educational system since the publishing of the…

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    Federal Budget and Education Reform

    Marguerite Roza talked about the possibility of budget cuts catalyzing needed reforms in the public education system. These reforms might be dampened by the receipt of federal stimulus…

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    Public Education Costs

    Panelists spoke about operational and administrative strategies to reduce costs in education. Among the topics they addressed were reductions in time spent at schools, teacher…

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    John Podesta Remarks on Education

    John Podesta talked about bipartisanship in education reform. He said that the recent elections taught the importance of the political process and that passing reform-minded laws would…

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    Congressional Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander spoke about the Republican agenda in the upcoming 112th Congress. He was followed by a panel including Weekly Standard Editor Bill…

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    Education Costs

    The House Postsecondary Education subcommittee held an oversight hearing on the rising costs of attending American colleges and universities, a phenomenon that, if continued, could limit…

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    National Educational Standards and Tests

    Mr. Petrilli introduced two reports from the Fordham Foundation on the status of states' educational standards and approaches to implementing national standards and tests for K-12…

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    Privatization of Education

    The President’s Commission on Privatization heard testimony on the principle of choice in education. Chester Finn, an assistant secretary at the Department of Education, spoke on…

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    National Education Standards, P.M. Session

    The Interim Council on Standards and Testing continued to discuss possible national standards for academic achievement in U.S. schools and methods for assessing achievement through national…

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    Future of U.S. Education

    Governor Robert Orr of Indiana, Lynee Cheney, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Chester Finn, assistant secretary in the Department of Education, spoke to the…

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    Education Issues

    The Cato Institute held a forum on the future of the No Child Left Behind Act. Among the topics they addressed were the future of the legislation, funding by state and federal…

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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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    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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    Standards-Based Education

    Mr. Finn and other education leaders will release a report today called, “The State of State School Standards 2000,” which assesses state academic standards and compares…

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    How Well Are American Students Learning?

    Educators issued a report on how American children were learning. Among the issues they addressed were trends in student achievement, math and science abilities, and various exemplary…

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    Education Department Budget Priorities

    Secretary Paige and others testified about funding requirements of the Department of Education and several programs the administration had proposed. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Higher Education Costs: Continuing the Study

    Assistant Secretary of Education Chester Finn addressed an audience at the Department of Education about the concluded report on the costs of of higher education. Specifically, the…

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