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Did You Know? High School Students Are Taking Tougher Courses

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: December 1, 1998

This policy brief on the trend of students taking more difficult high school courses was part of the larger 2000 publication, DO YOU KNOW THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AMERICAN EDUCATION?

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Policy Brief (PDF format, 16.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StarkRentner%5FCourses%5F120198%2Epdf

Did You Know? Fewer Students Are Dropping Out of School

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: December 1, 1998

This policy brief on the positive trend of fewer students dropping out of school was part of the 2000 publication DO YOU KNOW THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AMERICAN EDUCATION?

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Policy Brief (PDF format, 16.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StarkRentner%5FDropouts%5F120198%2Epdf

Did You Know? More Students Are Going to College

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: December 1, 1998

This policy brief on the increasing number of high school students going on to college was part of the larger 2000 publication, DO YOU KNOW THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AMERICAN EDUCATION?

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Policy Brief (PDF format, 18.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StarkRentner%5FCollege%5F120198%2Epdf

Did You Know? Student Math Achievement is Rising

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: December 1, 1998

This policy brief on the positive trend of rising math achievement in high school students was part of the larger 2000 publication, DO YOU KNOW THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AMERICAN EDUCATION?

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Policy Brief (PDF format, 15.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StarkRentner%5FMath%5F120198%2Epdf

Did You Know? Students' Science Achievement is Rising

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: December 1, 1998

This policy brief on the positive trend of high school students achievement in science was part of the larger 2000 publication DO YOU KNOW THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AMERICAN EDUCATION.

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Policy Brief (PDF format, 15.4 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StarkRentner%5FScience%5F120198%2Epdf

What People in Illinois Say About Their Public Schools: Summary of Forums

Author(s): CEP
Published: December 1, 1998

These forums held in December and November 1998 were one of 11 in the state and became part of the larger report, WHAT PEOPLE IN ILLINOIS SAY ABOUT THEIR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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Summary of Reports (PDF format, 69.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5Fof%5FForums%5F110198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 37, Arlington Heights Summary Report (PDF format, 30.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict37%2DArlingtonHeights%5F110198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 28, Berwyn Summary Report (PDF format, 40.9 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict28%2DBerwyn%5F110198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 16, Carterville Summary Report (PDF format, 29.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict16%2DCarterville%5F100198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 20 & 25, Chicago Summary Report (PDF format, 36.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict20and25%2DChicago%5F110198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 23 & 24, North Chicago Summary Report (PDF format, 28.8 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict23and24%2DNorthChicago%5F110198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 19, Homewood Summary Report (PDF format, 28.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict19%2DHomewood%5F110198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 22, Joliet Summary Report (PDF format, 32.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict22%2DJoliet%5F110198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 32, Lombard Summary Report (PDF format, 34.8 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict32%2DLombard%5F120198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 34, Palos Hills Summary Report (PDF format, 27.3 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict34%2DPalos%20Hills%5F120198%2Epdf
Illinois PTA District 8, Quincy Summary Report (PDF format, 29.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FSummaryReport%5FForumPTADistrict8%2DQuincy%5F110198%2Epdf

NAEP: An Invaluable Resource in Need of Improvement

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: November 1, 1998

This is a portion of the longer report, STANDARDS COUNT: How Can the National Assessment of Educational Progress Make a Difference in the Next 10 Years, sponsored jointly by the Center on Education Policy and the national Assessment Governing Board.

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Full Report (PDF format, 7.18 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Jennings%5FNAEP%2DResource%5F110198%2Epdf

Youth and School Reform: From the Forgotten Half to the Forgotten Third

Author(s): Jack Jennings, Diane Stark Rentner
Published: November 1, 1998

This article from the American Youth Policy Forum's report, The Forgotten Half Revisited, discusses the reforms and changes in programs for the non-college bound students from the late 1980's to 1998.

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Article (PDF format, 405 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=JenningsStark%2DRentner%5FYouthSchoolReform%5F110198%2Epdf

Public Schools and Citizenship

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: June 1, 1998

Report on 60 community forums sponsored by CEP, the National PTA, and Phi Delta Kappa to discuss what Americans expect from public education.

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Pamphlet (PDF format, 141 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StarkRentner%5FPamphlet%5FPublicSchoolCitizenship%5F060198%2Epdf

Why National Standards and Tests?

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: June 1, 1998

This is a brief summary of the content of the book, WHY NATIONAL STANDARDS AND TESTS? Politics and the Quest for Better Schools, and ordering information.

Copies of Why National Standards and Tests? Politics and the Quest for Better Schools can be ordered from Sage Publications by calling 805/499-9774, sending e-mail to order@sagepub.com, or by writing to: Sage Publications, Inc. 2455 Teller Road Thousand Oaks, California 91320-2218

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Summary (PDF format, 47.6 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Jennings%5FSummary%5FWhyNationalStandards%5Fdoc%2Epdf
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