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    John Podesta Remarks on Education

    John Podesta talked about bipartisanship in education reform. He said that the recent elections taught the importance of the political process and that passing reform-minded laws would not…

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    Public Education Costs

    Panelists spoke about operational and administrative strategies to reduce costs in education. Among the topics they addressed were reductions in time spent at schools, teacher salaries, and…

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    Federal Budget and Education Reform

    Marguerite Roza talked about the possibility of budget cuts catalyzing needed reforms in the public education system. These reforms might be dampened by the receipt of federal stimulus…

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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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    Education Issues

    The Cato Institute held a forum on the future of the No Child Left Behind Act. Among the topics they addressed were the future of the legislation, funding by state and federal agencies,…

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    Education Policy

    The panelists talked about state implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act followed by different perspectives of the impact of federal education policy at the state and local level.…

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    Education Department Budget Priorities

    Secretary Paige and others testified about funding requirements of the Department of Education and several programs the administration had proposed. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    How Well Are American Students Learning?

    Educators issued a report on how American children were learning. Among the issues they addressed were trends in student achievement, math and science abilities, and various exemplary…

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    Standards-Based Education

    Mr. Finn and other education leaders will release a report today called, “The State of State School Standards 2000,” which assesses state academic standards and compares them with each…

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