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  • Jeb Bush on Education Savings Accounts
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    Jeb Bush on Education Savings Accounts

    Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, delivered remarks on school choice and education savings accounts (ESAs). ESAs provide public funds to parents…

  • Forum Focuses on Opportunities for People with Disabilities
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    Equality for People with Disabilities Forum, Part 1

    Food Network Channel Host and Author Marc Summers was among the speakers at the RespectAbility USA forum on equality for people with disabilities. Mr. Summers talked about his challenges as…

  • Role of AfterSchool Programs
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    Role of After-School Programs

    Education professionals participated in a panel discussion on the role of K-12 after-school programs. The panel focused on the impact of after-school programs on students, parents and on…

  • Panelists Discuss Future of HBCUs
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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Panelists representing nonprofits and educators talked about the future of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). White House officials and staffers were among the audience…

  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Opportunity and Integration
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    Brown v. Board of Education, Opportunity and Integration

    Panelists talked about progress after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, and the current state of school choice, educational opportunity, and integration. “Where Are We Mow?…

  • Discussion Focuses on School Finance
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    School Finance

    Legal and education scholars discussed various states' and local school districts' education funding systems. They offered recommendations for improving school funding inequities and educational…

  • President Trump Holds African American History Month Listening Session
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    Black History Month Listening Session

    President Donald Trump spoke to reporters before a meeting to mark the first day of Black History Month with religious leaders, political analysts, and early supporters of his campaign from the…

  • Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan Discusses Education Policy in the Trump Administration
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    Education Policy in the Trump Administration

    Former Obama administration education secretary Arne Duncan participated in a Brookings Institution panel discussion about what to expect from the Trump administration in terms of federal education policy.…

  • QA with Gerard Robinson
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    Q&A with Gerard Robinson

    Gerard Robinson, who formerly served as Florida education commissioner and Virginia education secretary, talked about his career and education policy in the U.S.

  • Discussion on the Every Student Succeeds Act
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    Every Student Succeeds Act

    Panelists talked about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as the federal government’s involvement in education policy and state…

  • Innovation in Schools
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    Innovation in Schools

    Panelists talked about innovation in education to mark the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. The educators presented ideas on how innovation could help…

  • Demography and Schools
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    Demography and Schools

    Education scholars talked about demographic changes in K-12 public schools since the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. They spoke about how to improve the quality of…

  • emBrown v Board of Educationem and the Courts
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    Brown v. Board of Education and the Courts

    Panelists talked about the effectiveness of the Brown v. Board of Education II ruling and its lasting effects. In the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the Supreme…

  • Discussion with NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders on Combating Poverty
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    Poverty and Rebuilding Communities

    Community activists and journalists talked about the challenges of poverty, gang violence, and drug addiction in low-income communities. Among the panelists were NFL Hall of Famer Deion…

  • American Enterprise Institute Forum on K12 Education
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    K-12 Education

    Three education policy experts talked about the Friedman Foundation’s “Schooling of America Survey” on American attitudes toward publicly funded schools. The Friedman Foundation for…

  • State Education Policies
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    State Education Policies

    School superintendents talked about education improvement programs implemented in their states. Topics included charter schools and systems that grade schools and teachers. Following their…

  • Future of School Vouchers
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    Future of School Vouchers

    Panelists discussed school voucher programs, rising numbers of charter schools, and the need to supplement public education.

  • emEducational Freedom in Urban Americaem
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    Educational Freedom in Urban America

    Panelists talked about the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the current state of public education. Educational Freedom in Urban America: Brown v. Board after Half a Century,…