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  • Washington Journal Bob Wise on High School Dropout Rate
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    High School Dropout Rate

    Former Governor Bob Wise (D-WV) talked about a report showing a significant decrease in the high school dropout rate from 2008 to 2012. He discussed what state and federal efforts to…

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  • Technology in the Classroom
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    Technology in the Classroom

    Education experts spoke about integrating technologies in schools and class curricula. Among the topics addressed were the impact of technology on education standards, distance learning…

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  • emThe Influence of Teachersem Book Party
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    The Influence of Teachers: Book Party

    A book launch party was held for John Merrow, author of The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership. In the book he examines the current issues facing American education and…

    327 views
  • Public Opinion and US Education
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    Public Opinion and U.S. Education

    Participants spoke about the findings from two national research initiatives led by Lumina Foundation and PDK International in their annual survey, which measures public attitudes and…

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  • Education and Digital Learning
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    Education and Digital Learning

    Bob Wise talked about a new Digital Learning Council report, the “Ten Elements of High Quality Digital Learning,” which examines ways digital learning can help student learning and transform the…

    624 views
  • Education Achievement Gap
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    Education Achievement Gap

    Representative Bobby Scott hosted a forum on education policy as Congress prepared to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Among the topics addressed were past policies related to…

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  • High School Dropout Rate
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    High School Dropout Rate

    Bob Wise talked about the Graduation Promise Act (GPA), introduced to the Senate the previous week. It would provide new funding to turn around low-performing high schools. Mr. Wise…

    131 views
  • Secondary Education Summit
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    Secondary Education Summit

    Former Governor Bob Wise delivered the luncheon keynote address at n educational summit on the need to improve secondary education. In his remarks he focused on the need to address high…

    129 views
  • National Governors Association Opening Session
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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors participated in discussions of the…

    341 views
  • Improving Education in US
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    Improving Education in U.S.

    Former West Virginia governor Bob Wise talked about education in the U.S. and his efforts to improve education, focusing on high school graduation and postsecondary education, and he…

    37 views
  • Improving Underperforming High Schools
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    Improving Underperforming High Schools

    Ms. Little moderated a panel on the topic, “Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools: Lessons for Federal Policy from Research and Practice.” Participants talked about high school drop…

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  • Improving High Schools
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    Improving High Schools

    Mr. Wise talked about an issue brief released earlier in the week by the Alliance for Excellent Education on the cost of remedial education. He said that 42 percent of students entering…

    23 views
  • National Educational Standards and Tests
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    National Educational Standards and Tests

    Mr. Petrilli introduced two reports from the Fordham Foundation on the status of states' educational standards and approaches to implementing national standards and tests for K-12 students.…

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  • High School Education
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    High School Education

    Former West Virginia Governor Wise talked about improving high schools. He discussed the findings by the Alliance for Excellent Education that the American public sees problems with high schools…

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  • Health and Dignity
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    Health and Dignity

    At the opening plenary session of the 2004 National Governors' Association Winter Meeting, NGA Chairman Governor Kempthorne released the first report from his “A Lifetime of Health and Dignity: Confronting…

    101 views
  • The Founding Fathers and Federalism
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    The Founding Fathers and Federalism

    Scholars and authors participated in a forum titled, “Federalism Symposium: A Conversation with Scholars on Our Founding Fathers.” Mr. Will was the facilitator.

    479 views
  • Democratic Governors Agenda
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    Democratic Governors' Agenda

    Democratic governors announced that Governor Richardson would chair their organization for the next year. They talked about their agenda for the next year, including regaining gubernatorial…

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  • Consumer Driven Health Care Systems
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    Consumer Driven Health Care Systems

    The National Governors' Association hosted a discussion on the influence of consumers in the health care industry as the closing plenary session of the 2004 annual meeting. The session was called…

    38 views
  • Prescription Drug Importation
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    Prescription Drug Importation

    Governors held a discussion on how to control the costs of prescription drugs by importing them. The governors and congressman described the problems that citizens have with drug costs and…

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  • Energy and Natural Resources Issues
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    Energy and Natural Resources Issues

    Panelists testified about energy issues. Following prepared presentations, panelists responded to questions from the governors. In the first panel, Mr. Mankin, Mr. Nunley, and Mr. Mork talked…

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