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CEP Roundtable Discussions on Improving NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher Provisions - November 29, 2006

Author(s): Jennifer McMurrer
Published: November 29, 2006

On November 29, 2006, CEP convened representatives from 23 organizations to discuss possible changes to the NCLB definition of a highly qualified teacher. For more information on this meeting, click below on the meeting summary and the participating organizations' proposed improvements for NCLB reauthorization.

View the resulting report "Principles for Reauthorizing the Teacher Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Higher Education Act"

Download files:

Meeting Summary (PDF format, 137 KB)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (PDF format, 214 KB)
American Association of School Personnel Administrators (PDF format, 120 KB)
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (PDF format, 122 KB)
American Federation of Teachers (PDF format, 513 KB)
Association of Teacher Educators (PDF format, 139 KB)
Campaign for Educational Equity Teachers College (PDF format, 99.5 KB)
Center for American Progress (PDF format, 206 KB)
Center for Teaching Quality (PDF format, 107 KB)
Citizens Commission on Civil Rights (PDF format, 833 KB)
Education Trust (PDF format, 125 KB)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (PDF format, 46.9 KB)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (PDF format, 163 KB)
National Association of State Boards of Education (PDF format, 80.4 KB)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (PDF format, 148 KB)
National Commission on Teaching and Americas Future (PDF format, 28.4 KB)
National Council for the Social Studies (PDF format, 112 KB)
National Council on Teacher Quality (PDF format, 90.8 KB)
National Education Association (PDF format, 301 KB)
National Middle School Association (PDF format, 174 KB)
National School Boards Association (PDF format, 165 KB)
New Teacher Center at UC Santa Cruz (PDF format, 274 KB)
Phi Delta Kappa International (PDF format, 138 KB)
Teach for America (PDF format, 109 KB)

CEP Roundtable Discussions on Improving NCLB's Highly Qualified Teacher Provisions - October 17, 2006

Author(s): Jennifer McMurrer
Published: October 17, 2006

On October 17, 2006, CEP convened 22 organizations to discuss possible changes to the NCLB requirement to equitably distribute qualified, experienced teachers among high-need and lower-need schools. For more information on this meeting, click below on the meeting summary and the participating organizations' proposed improvements for NCLB reauthorization.

View the resulting report "Principles for Reauthorizing the Teacher Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act and the Higher Education Act"

Download files:

Meeting Summary (PDF format, 144 KB)
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (PDF format, 224 KB)
American Federation of Teachers Oct 2006 (PDF format, 687 KB)
Association of Teacher Educators (PDF format, 139 KB)
Campaign for Educational Equity Teachers College (PDF format, 160 KB)
Center for American Progress (PDF format, 209 KB)
Center for Teaching Quality_NCATE_Robinson (Oct Joint Submission) (PDF format, 169 KB)
Center on Reinventing Public Education (PDF format, 39.4 KB)
Education Trust (PDF format, 125 KB)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (PDF format, 46.9 KB)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (PDF format, 132 KB)
National Association of State Boards of Education (PDF format, 80.4 KB)
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (PDF format, 148 KB)
National Commission on Teaching and Americas Future (PDF format, 28.4 KB)
National Council for the Social Studies (PDF format, 112 KB)
National Council on Teacher Quality (PDF format, 111 KB)
National Education Association (PDF format, 301 KB)
National School Boards Association (PDF format, 232 KB)
New Teacher Center at UC Santa Cruz (PDF format, 156 KB)
Teach for America (PDF format, 74.7 KB)

The Hidden Costs of High School Exit Exams

Author(s): Hoor Bhanpuri and Susan K. Sexton
Published: September 19, 2006

The Center on Education Policy together with Learning Point Associates hosted a Webcast titled “The Hidden Costs of High School Exit Exams” on September 19th from 2-3 p.m. (EST). The purpose of this Webcast was to provide information to educational stakeholders about the costs of high school exit exam policies at the state and district levels.

ACCESS THE WEBCAST (Please use Replay # 1494134404) 

Download files:

Policy Brief (PDF format, 112 KB)
Summary-Costs to Consider (PDF format, 107 KB)

Debate on High School Dropout Rates

Author(s): CEP & The Economic Policy Institute
Published: April 27, 2006

On April 27, 2006, the Center on Education Policy hosted a debate on High School Dropouts between Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, and Jay P. Greene, endowed chair and head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas and a Manhattan Institute senior fellow. Jack Jennings, president and CEO of CEP, moderated. The debate focused on the discrepancy between Mr. Green's dropout figures, which employ U.S. Department of Education diploma and enrollment data, and Mr. Mishel's analysis which also includes household and student longitudinal surveys.

Listen to audio file of the debate. (Real Media Player / MP3)


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