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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers responded to the question “How would you improve public education?”

  • Washington Journal Richard Vedder Discusses Improving Higher Education in US
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    Richard Vedder on Improving Higher Education in U.S.

    Author Richard Vedder discussed his proposals to improve higher education in the United States.

  • emWere Doing It Wrongem
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    We're Doing It Wrong

    Middle school teacher David Michael Slater shared his perspective on the major issues facing the U.S. education system.

  • emCommon Coreem
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    Common Core

    Fordham University professor Nicholas Tampio argued that determining how to best educate America’s children should not lie solely with one faction or political group.

  • Washington Journal Caitlin Emma Discusses Federal Money For School Choice
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    Caitlin Emma on Federal Money For School Choice

    Caitlin Emma talked about the Trump administration’s desire for federal dollars to be used for school choice.

  • Washington Journal Ted Dintersmith Discusses Education Reform
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    Ted Dintersmith on Education Reform

    Former venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith talked about his education reform efforts and his new book, What School Could Be.

  • After Words with David Osborne
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    After Words with David Osborne

    David Osborne examines the charter school movement and offers his outlook for the future of public education in his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education…

  • emAddicted to Reformem
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    Addicted to Reform

    John Merrow talked about his book Addicted to Reform, in which he argues that current school reforms will not meet the needs of the 21st century, and he offered a 12-step plan to break away…

  • Education Policy Experts Discuss Challenges for High School Choice
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    High School Choice

    Education policy experts talked about high schools and school choice. The panelists focused their remarks on why more challenges on access to choice exists for high schools in comparison to…

  • Washington Journal Frederick Hess Discusses Education Reform
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    Frederick Hess on Education Reform

    Frederick Hess talked his book, Letters to a Young Education Reformer.

  • President Trump Calls Spending Bill Amazing Win for the American People
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    President's Remarks at White House School Choice Event

    President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos all delivered brief remarks at a White House-hosted event for students who have used school choice vouchers and…

  • Former Education Secretary John King Discusses Charter Schools Accountability Standards
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    Public and Charter Schools

    The American Enterprise Institute held a discussion on K-12 education policy and charter schools. Former Obama administration Education Secretary John King said lessons learned from the…

  • 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…

  • Washington Journal Heather Vogell Discusses Alternative School Enrollment
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    Heather Vogell on Alternative School Enrollment and Dropout Rates

    Heather Vogell talked about an investigation by ProPublica and USA Today on school districts' practice of enrolling underachieving students in alternative programs, thereby reducing 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.…

  • Nadia Lopez Discusses emThe Bridge to Brillianceem
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    The Bridge to Brilliance

    Nadia Lopez talked about her book The Bridge to Brilliance: How Once Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World, in which she recounts her journey from starting an inner city middle school…

  • Education Commission of the States Education Policy Forum Part 2
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    Education Commission of the States Education Policy Forum, Part 2

    Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession, spoke about how to improve education through recruiting and retaining good teachers. She served…

  • Discussion Focuses on Media and Lifelong Learning
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    Media and Lifelong Learning

    The heads of three media organizations discussed improving learning and knowledge through their platforms, especially during the presidential campaigns. “How ‘Ed’ Is in the Middle of Media”…

  • David Denby Discusses emLit Upem
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    Lit Up

    David Denby talked about his book Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives, in which he reports on his year spent in the 10th grade classrooms of three…

  • Heritage Panel Examines Impact of Education Vouchers
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    Education Vouchers

    Experts assessed the impact of state school choice and the voucher program. They focused on tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.

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