136Nov 27, 2012
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 work ...
144Dec 3, 2010
Congressional Republican Agenda
Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander spoke about the Republican agenda in the upcoming 112th Congress. He was followed by a panel including Weekly Standard Editor Bill ...
302Nov 10, 2010
Moynihan in the White House
Prior to his career in the United States Senate, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) worked in four presidential administrations. He served in the Nixon administration from 1969-71 as an ...
192Jan 11, 2010
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 ...
655Sep 23, 2009
Book Discussion on The Secret of TSL (Total Student Load)
William Ouchi talked about his book The Secret of TSL: The Revolutionary Discovery That Raises School Performance (Simon & Schuster; September 1, 2009). In his book he reports on his research ...
201Apr 9, 2009
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 ...
53Aug 29, 2006
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 ...
34May 31, 2005
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, ...
16Jan 15, 2004
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. Topics ...
204Apr 25, 2003
A Nation at Risk Panel
The panelists talked about the state of America’s public schools. They focused on changes that had been made in the nation’s educational system since the publishing of the U.S. ...
20Mar 13, 2001
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 special ...
24Sep 5, 2000
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 schools ...
23Jan 6, 2000
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 ...
27Nov 29, 1999
Teacher Certification and Education Reform
Participants discussed teacher qualification and certification, focusing on the quality of higher education for teachers, the quality of teaching in public, private and charter schools, and how to ...
31Nov 9, 1999
Book Discussion on The Educated Child
The authors talked about their book, The Educated Child: A Parent’s Guide from Preschool through the Eighth Grade, published by Free Press. The book lists a number of topics and ...
13Oct 26, 1999
Accountability in Schools
Participants talked about how to increase the accountability of local school systems for their performance. They focused on the importance of feedback to the schools and the time to make the ...
19Mar 26, 1996
Education Summit: Evening Panel
After dinner, participants on the panel answered written questions from the audience about topics discussed earlier in the day, especially setting standards and assessing students and teachers ...
13Apr 19, 1995
Reinventing Schools and Government Agencies
In a conference entitled, “Common Ground: Where Can Liberals and Conservatives Agree?” participants discussed conservative and liberal approaches to school and government ...
14Sep 2, 1994
The guests evaluated the privatization of school systems for economic and educational reasons, with which many school systems are experimenting, or at least cotemplating.
14Dec 16, 1991
National Discussion on Education: Cultures
Mr. Finn, head of the Educational Excellence Network, and Ms. Welburn defined multiculturalism and discussed its role and importance in the school curriculum.
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