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Media Events

Video and Audio Posts from the Center on Education Policy

CEP on RadioWest

Author(s): Center on Education Policy
Published: October 26, 2013

On September 11, 2013, CEP executive director Maria Ferguson was a guest on RadioWest to discuss student engagement.  The podcast of that show can be downloaded here: http://radiowest.kuer.org/topic/improving-utah-schools.   On October 2, 2013, CEP deputy director Diane Stark Rentner appeared on the program to discuss Utah’s accountability system that assigns schools an A through F letter grade.  A podcast of that event can be downloaded here: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/improving-utah-schools-school-accountability

Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan on the Diane Rehm Show

Author(s): Center on Education Policy
Published: October 19, 2012

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just completed a cross-country bus tour promoting education as an investment in America's future. He joins Diane to talk about ongoing reforms and challenges still facing our nation's schools. Later in the hour, a panel of education experts give their views on what is and isn't working in the U.S. education system.

Maria Ferguson, the Executive Director of George Washington University’s Center on Education Policy, was present for the discussion. Please give some time to listen to this important conversation about the future of American education.

Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan on the Diane Rehm Show

Unfolding 2013 challenges: Maria Ferguson on education

Author(s): Center On Education Policy
Published: October 19, 2012

The leader of George Washington University’s Center on Education Policy explains why teacher accountability is so difficult to implement and tells us the advice she’d give to the president to improve schools. Please see Maria Ferguson interviewed on The Fold at the Washington Post.

Discussion of CEP Report State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress Lags in High School, Especially for Advanced Achievers

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: October 5, 2011

On October 5th, 2011, Progress Lags in High School, Especially for Advanced Achievers, CEP’s latest report on student achievement, was the topic of a taped discussion sponsored by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. Jack Jennings, CEP’s president and CEO was one of the discussants.

Poverty Single Most Important Factor in High School Achievement from Spotlight on Vimeo.

CEP Report Findings on High School Achievement from Spotlight on Vimeo.

Common Standards Impact on Future from Spotlight on Vimeo.

EWA Interview: The Local Angle on Common Standards

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: September 19, 2011

Education Writers Association's executive director Caroline Hendrie talks with Diane Stark Rentner of the Center on Education Policy about CEP’s report, Common Core State Standards: Progress and Challenges in School Districts' Implementation, and how school districts are transitioning to the Common Core State Standards.

Interview on Strained Schools Report

Author(s): CEP
Published: June 30, 2011

On June 30, 2011, Caroline Hendrie, executive director of the Education Writers Association, interviewed Jack Jennings, CEP’s president, about the CEP report Strained Schools Face Bleak Future: Districts Foresee Budget Cuts, Teacher Layoffs, and a Slowing of Education Reform Effort, which describes the financial challenges facing school districts.  This interview, which was conducted via Skype, appears below.



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.

Discussion of CEP Report State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 3: Student Achievement at 8th Grade

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: April 8, 2011

On April 5, 2011, CEP released a report that provides a detailed look at student performance on 8th grade state reading and math tests, tracks testing data by student race, ethnicity, income, and gender from as early as 2002 through 2009. The report finds that contrary to popular wisdom, there have generally been upward trends in state reading and math test scores at 8th grade. The progress is more noteworthy in math, where every state with sufficient data made gains in the percentage of 8th grade students reaching the advanced level and all but one of these states showed gains at the proficient level. In most of the states, however, gaps have widened between lower- and higher-achieving subgroups of 8th graders at the advanced level in math. 

 

Watch the video below to hear CEP President and CEO Jack Jennings, and Deborah Kasak, Executive Director of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, discuss the report’s findings.

Spotlight: CEP Middle School Report from Spotlight on Vimeo.

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NACAC Podcast on High School Exit Exams and Common Core Standards

Author(s): Shelby Dietz
Published: April 5, 2011

In this podcast, CEP research associate Shelby Dietz discusses CEP’s 2010 report on high school exit exams and other assessments with the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.  The Common Core State Standards are also discussed, as well as implications for the CCSS related to state high school assessments.

Read more about the podcast here.

NACAC Podcast on High School Exit Exams and Common Core Standards from Center on Education Policy on Vimeo.

C-SPAN's Washington Journal

Author(s): CEP
Published: January 10, 2011

On January 10, 2011, Jack Jennings, CEP's president, appeared on Washington Journal, a regular program on C-SPAN. The topics discussed included CEP's December 2010 report on the achievement gap, CEP's January 2011 report on common core state standards, the education agenda facing the 112th Congress, and many other issues.

On January 10, 2011, Jack Jennings, CEP’s president, appeared on Washington Journal, a regular program on C-SPAN. The topics discussed included CEP’s December 2010 report on the achievement gap, CEP’s January 2011 report on common core state standards, the education agenda facing the 112th Congress, and many other issues.

C-SPAN's Washington Journal - January 10, 2011 from Center on Education Policy on Vimeo.

CEP Releases New Report on State Exit Exams

Author(s): CEP
Published: December 21, 2010

This report draws from CEP's eight-year study of high school exit exams to identify long-term trends in state policies and student performance. It highlights a growing trend among states to establish alternate pathways to graduation for students who are struggling to pass exit exams.

Key Findings from this year's report

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What are the innovations in this year's report?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What is the impact of students of color and those living in poverty?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

How will the common standards impact exit exams?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What is the equity challenge that impacts schools concerning exit exams?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What should policy makers take away from this report?

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What do states need to do as far as remediation if a student fails?

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

The Achievement Gap: Slow and Uneven Progress for Students

Author(s): CEP
Published: December 14, 2010

Center on Education Policy's New Findings

After eight years of implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and other school reforms, how much progress have states and school districts made in raising achievement for students from all backgrounds and closing achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income, and gender?

In its new report, the Center on Education Policy analyzed trends in reading and mathematics performance and achievement gaps for several groups of students: African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, and white students, as well as low-income, male, and female students.

View the comments by CEP President Jack Jennings, as he shares his viewpoints on the report and what it means for education reform.

What are the key findings of the report on the achievement gap in schools?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What are the messages the report communicates?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What is the impact on low-income children?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What needs to change in schools in order to close the achievement gaps for poor children and children of color?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What are the highlights of the report concerning Hispanic and Native American students?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

What gaps did you find between male and female students?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

Which states have been able to close the achievement gap?

 

         

Jack Jennings, President, Center on Education Policy

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