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    Cites and Public Safety Issues

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors convened a discussion on public safety issues facing American cities. Mayors and police chiefs talked about ways they can address challenges, such as gun…

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    Standardized Testing

    The Council of the Great City Schools hosted a forum on the results of a new report on the effectiveness of standardized testing. Michael Casserly made opening remarks on the report, and…

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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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    Education of African-American Males

    Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) spoke at a conference on ideas for improving the education of African-American males. State and local education officials focused on promising practices to…

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    Stretching the School Dollar

    Frederick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute and co-editor of Stretching the School Dollar: How Schools and Districts Can Save Money While Serving Students Best (Harvard…

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    Overview of School Spending

    Panelists talked about school spending. Topics included how school districts are changing their spending, how funds are spent, and an historical perspective of school spending. Following…

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    Impact of Economic Stimulus on Education

    Education Secretary Duncan spoke on how economic stimulus funds can advance President Obama’s education reform goals. Following Secretary Duncan’s remarks, panelists spoke about education…

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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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    Post-Hurricane School Rebuilding

    A Senate committee met to discuss relief efforts for survivors of Hurricane Katrina in the areas of education, health care, and jobs. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions…

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    Urban School Performance

    The Council of Great City Schools held a news conference on their new report, Beating the Odds V. The report focused on state-mandated assessments for 2004 in math and reading from 65 major…

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    Education Progress Trends

    Education Department officials briefed the media on the release of the 1999 National Assessment of Education Progress Trends Report, which provides a broad examination of student…

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    Special Meeting on Public Schools

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors met to discuss the state of education in public schools and how to improve and ensure quality. They stressed the central importance of mayors to improve public…

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    Urban vs. Non-Urban Schools

    Journalists and scholars talked about a new report that examines gaps in school resources, student achievement and teaching quality between urban and nonurban public schools. The study of…

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