223Dec 2, 2013
Governor Dan Malloy on Education Policy
Governor Dannel Malloy (D-CT) talked about his efforts in his state to address educational “achievement gaps,” the disparity in academic performance between groups of ...
820Feb 24, 2013
States and Education
Frederick Hess and Bryan Hassell talked about ways to support teachers and school leaders. Following their presentations governors discussed their states' practices and reforms on educational ...
868Jan 10, 2013
Education System Reform
Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, that allow states to accurately ...
564Nov 26, 2012
Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included metrics to measure performance and outcomes, the ability of for-profit operators to pioneer new ...
649Nov 8, 2012
2012 Election and Education Policy
Education scholars and policy leaders from both political parties discussed education priorities for the Obama administration’s second term. Topics included the prospects for the ...
1,058Oct 17, 2012
Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the ...
1,474Oct 16, 2012
Presidential Advisers on Education Reform
Education policy advisers from the Obama and Romney campaigns debated education policy, the role of the federal government in education, and the best practices in closing achievement gaps in the ...
912Nov 8, 2011
No Child Left Behind Reauthorization
Public school teachers testified on the possible re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The majority of witnesses agreed that there had been positive outcomes from higher student and ...
1,363Aug 23, 2011
Teachers, School Reform, and Budget Cuts
The American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and American Enterprise Insitute Education Policy Director Frederick Hess debated reforms affecting teachers. They discussed at ...
840Oct 25, 2010
Book Discussion on Stretching the School Dollar
Frederick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute and co-editor of Stretching the School Dollar: How Schools and Districts Can Save Money While Serving Students ...
462Jan 11, 2010
Overview of School Spending
Panelists talked about school spending. Topics included how school districts are changing their spending, how funds are spent, and an historical perspective of school spending. Following ...
1,012Jan 11, 2010
Barriers to Education Change
Panelists spoke about challenges facing education systems and potential barriers to progress in efforts to reduce costs while strengthening student achievement. Among the issues they addressed ...
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 ...
86Dec 15, 2008
Tuition Tax Credits
Kevin Welner talked about the growth of tuition tax credit programs that allow individuals and corporations to provide money for K-12 scholarships for eligible students. Topics included the ...
184Oct 20, 2008
Future of Secondary Education
State and local officials spoke about the state of high school education at an educational summit on the need to improve secondary education. Panelists addressed a number of issues including ...
3,394Sep 29, 2008
The Millennial Generation
Mark Bauerlein and Neil Howe debated “The Millennials: The Dumbest Generation or the Next Great Generation?” They talked about the Millennial Generation and how it ranks compared to ...
77Jun 5, 2008
Reforming Urban Schools
Joel Klein offered his ideas on how to reform urban schools. His goal was to create a system of great schools rather than a great school system. One method to achieve this goal was to ...
19Apr 26, 2008
U. S. Energy Policy
Frederick Ness talked about an education commission appointed by President
Reagan 25 years ago that looked at how to improve the Nation’s education
system. The final report made ...
48May 8, 2006
Book Discussion on Tough Love for Schools
Frederick Hess talked about his book Tough Love for Schools: Essays on Competition, Accountability, and Excellence, published by AEI Press. In the book he explores the practical and ...
56Apr 13, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act
At a panel discussion on education policy, Mr. Hess and Mr. Petrilli talked about their book No Child Left Behind Primer, published by Peter Lang in February 2006, and what the ...
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