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    K-12 Education Programs and Campaign 2016

    The National Press Club’s Newsmaker Committee held an event focusing on education issues in the 2016 election. This portion included a panel discussion analyzing the kindergarten through…

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    Corporal Punishment in Public Schools

    Sarah Sparks and Chris Swanson discussed the latest research into the use of corporal punishment in public schools which showed that more than 100,000 students in 21 states were paddled,…

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    Lawrence Mishel on Teacher Pay

    Lawrence Mishel talked about the Economic Policy Institute’s report that found weekly teacher pay was 17 percent lower than that of comparable workers. He also talked about the implications…

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    Prayer in Public Schools

    Eric Buehrer talked about religious liberty in public schools. Mr. Buehrer cited existing Department of Education guidelines on protecting students' and educators' religious freedom under…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should schools eliminate homework?”

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 to replace the No Child Left Behind Act.…

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    Segregation in U.S. Schools

    Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) talked about a Government Accountability Office report, released on the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, that shows…

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    Arts Education and Funding in Schools

    Actor John Lloyd Young and Megan Beyer, executive director of the President’s Commission on the Arts and the Humanities, talked about the federal government’s role in promoting arts…

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    Special Education Funding

    Christina Samuels talked about federal funding for special education programs as new data shows the number of students in such programs is rising. This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money”…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Obama administration’s guidance to public schools on allowing transgender students access to restrooms and…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. After the hearing, Committee Chair…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “What is the quality of education in your local schools?”

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    Weight Monitoring Programs in U.S. School

    Carrie Arnold talked about her Pacific Standard piece, “The Youngest Casualties in the War on Obesity.” In the article she examines evidence that nutrition and weight screenings in U.S. schools may be…

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    Despite the Best Intentions

    John Diamond was interviewed about the book he co-authored, Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools. The interview, recorded on the campus of the University of…

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    Obama Administration Education Priorities

    Acting Secretary John King spoke about the Obama administration’s priorities for kindergarten through 12th grade education. He said that while the U.S. has seen the highest number of high…

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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…

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    Annual British Youth Parliament Debate, Better Curriculum

    More than 300 members of the U.K.'s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that would be…

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    School Improvement Grants

    Caitlin Emma talked about the outcome of the Education Department’s School Improvement Grant program, which aims to raise performance in the U.S.'s worst performing schools. This program was part of C-SPAN’s…

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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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    Federal Grants for Charter Schools

    Richard Kahlenberg talked about $150 million in Department of Education grants awarded to states to expand charter schools. He also discussed how these schools operate and their effectiveness. This program was part of…

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