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  • Joel Klein on emLessons of Hopeem
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    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…

  • Education and National Security
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    Education and National Security

    Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein talked about the Council on Foreign Relations report they co-authored on the links between national security and education reform. Topics included higher…

  • The Education Debate
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    The Education Debate

    Educator and author Steve Perry talked with fellow author Joel Klein about his latest book, what he calls a solution-oriented manifesto to better education in the U.S., including how to get…

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act
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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Education officials testified on the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. They focused on several programs they had instituted in the various states and their…

  • Rally for Education Equality
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    Rally for Education Equality

    The Close the Gap: Equality in Education Rally was held on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Various civil rights leaders and education reformers…

  • AfricanAmericans and Education
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    African-Americans and Education

    A panel discussion was held on meeting educational challenges for African Americans in the 21st century, and the significance of President Obama. Panelists talked about what they would tell the President to refresh education…

  • High School Education Summit
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    High School Education Summit

    In the opening portion of an educational summit on the need to improve secondary education, Brian Kelly and William Swope gave welcoming remarks and outlined the focus of the forum.…

  • Reforming Urban Schools
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    Reforming Urban Schools

    Joel Klein offered his ideas on how to reform urban schools. His goal was to create a system of great schools rather than a great school system. One method to achieve this goal was to…

  • Improving the Quality of Teachers
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    Improving the Quality of Teachers

    Witnesses testified about educational achievement, methods for improved learning, and retention of high quality teachers. Topics included the effect of the No Child Left Behind Act,…

  • Local Perspectives on High School Dropouts
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    Local Perspectives on High School Dropouts

    School superintendents and district educators spoke about high school dropout rates and possible means of improving graduation rates. They talked about investments in infrastructure and students, community…

  • No Child Left Behind Hearing on Testing
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    No Child Left Behind Hearing on Testing

    Witnesses testified in the second in a series of regional hearings on the No Child Left Behind Act. Several Connecticut officials talked about the debate in that state over testing and how…