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Reflections on a Half-Century of School Reform: Why Have We Fallen Short and Where Do We Go From Here?

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: January 27, 2012

Upon his retirement from the leadership of CEP, Jack Jennings reviews in this paper the three major school reform efforts of the last 50 years, proposes an agenda focused on the classroom, and advocates for the creation of a federal civil right to a good education to advance that agenda.

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Public Radio Podcast on the Future of the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): CEP
Published: April 29, 2011

On April 29, American RadioWorks, the producer of documentaries for public radio, released its podcast on the future of the No Child Left Behind Act. The program was an interview with Jack Jennings, CEP’s president and CEO.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Ten Big Effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on Public Schools

Author(s): Jack Jennings, Diane Stark Rentner
Published: November 1, 2006

This article describes ten major effects of the No Child Left Behind Act based on CEP's four year study of the implementation of NCLB at the federal, state, and local levels. The article appeared in the October 2006 Phi Delta Kappan, a magazine of Phi Delta Kappa International.

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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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Identifying School Districts for Improvement and Corrective Action Under the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky
Published: March 1, 2005

These findings indicate the way districts are identified for improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act, the consequences of that designation, and possible corrective actions.

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Rule Changes Could Help More Schools Meet Test Score Targets for the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, Nancy Kober, Diane Stark Rentner
Published: October 1, 2004

This report shows the changes approved and disapproved by the US Department of Education in states' NCLB accountability plans and how these changes may affect the states making adequate yearly progress.

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Washington Post Op-Ed: Talk Tough, but …

Author(s): Jack Jennings, Nancy Kober
Published: October 1, 2004

Put the Money Where Your Mouth Is - Appearing in the Washington Post's op-ed Outlook section this letter points out the initial problems with the Administration's implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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2004 Election Results and the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): CEP
Published: September 1, 2004

Published in the Fall 2004 issue of Notebook, a publication of the Grantmakers in Education association, this articles touches on effects the coming election might have on the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: A First Look Inside 15 School Districts in 2002-03

Author(s): Elizabeth Pinkerton, Nancy Kober, Caitlin Scott, Barbara Buell
Published: October 1, 2003

Initial findings on how 15 diverse school districts are initially implementing the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Keeping Score

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: August 1, 2003

This article from the Chattanooga Times Free Press advocates testing and accountability should just be part of an overall strategy for educational reform. 

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A New Federal Role in Education

Author(s): Jack Jennings, Diane Stark Rentner, Nancy Kober
Published: September 1, 2002

This offers a brief overview of the provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Knocking on Your Door

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: September 1, 2002

This article reprinted from the "American School Board Journal" describes the immediate and long term impact of the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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What to Expect From the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: June 1, 2002

Stricter Federal Demands: Bigger State Role - This article, which appeared in "The State Education Standard," a quarterly publication of the national Association of State Boards of Education, indicates the changing roles for states and local school districts under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Maryland Points to the Future

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: April 1, 2002

The Next Phase of Education Reform - A summary of the recommendations by Maryland to implement the No Child Left Behind Act and the implications for other states.

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New Leadership for New Standards

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: January 1, 2002

This column from the Wallace Readers Digest Funds, "Leaders Count Report," indicates the key points of the No Child Left Behind Act and its impact on educational and community leaders.

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2000 Presidential Campaign Issue Briefs - Al Gore

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: August 1, 2000

A brief on then-candidate Al Gore's positions and proposals on education funding, the use of technology in schools, before and after-school care, educational accountability, ensuring teacher quality, preschool and child care proposals and Higher Education during the 2000 campaign.

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2000 Presidential Campaign Issue Briefs - George W. Bush

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: August 1, 2000

A brief on then-candidate George W. Bush's positions and proposals for improving math and science achievement, the use of technology in schools, educational accountability, ensuring teacher quality and Higher Education during the 2000 campaign.

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