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Publications By Year

Center on Education Policy Publications

Presidential Politics and Education

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: October 1, 2000

Published in the October issue of Basic Education, the publication of the Council for Basic Education, this paper outlines the differences in the two presidential candidates positions on education issues.

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Full Report (PDF format, 60.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Jennings%5FPresidentialPoliticsAndEducation%5F100100%2Epdf

Improving Educational Achievement

Author(s): CEP & The Finance Project
Published: September 15, 2000

This collection of papers presented at the September 15, 2000 conference, sponsored by the Center on Education Policy and The Finance Project, explores the role of investments in schools and other support services in increasing student achievement.

  • Improving Educational Achievement: Can Poor Children Learn More Through Improving Their Schools or Making their Families Stronger? by Jack Jennings 
  • Improving Educational Achievement: Finance Fungibility: Investigating Relative Impacts of Investments in Schools and Non-School Educational Institutions to Improve Student Achievement by Richard Rothstein 
  • Improving Educational Achievement: Improving the Efficiency of Public Expenditures Directed Toward Children by David W. Grissmer 
  • Improving Educational Achievement: No Silver Bullet: Questions and Data Focus on Factors Affecting Educational Achievement by Thomas F. Pogue 
  • Improving Educational Achievement: School vs. Non-School Investments for School Achievement: Is a Choice Necessary? by Robert E. Slavin 
  • Improving Educational Achievement: The Importance of Non-School Investments for Improving School Readiness and Educational Outcomes by Ann Segal 

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Full Report (PDF format, 1279 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEPFinanceProject%5FImprovingEducAchievement%5F010900%2Epdf

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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Gore's Proposal for Before and After-School Care (PDF format, 134 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gore%5FBefore%26AfterSchoolCare%2Epdf
Gore's Proposal for Educational Accountability (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gore%5FEdAccountability%2Epdf
Gore's Proposal for Education Funding (PDF format, 134 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gore%5FEdFunding%2Epdf
Gore's Proposal for Ensuring Teacher Quality (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gore%5FTeacherQuality%2Epdf
Gore's Proposal for Higher Education (PDF format, 137 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gore%5FHigherEd%2Epdf
Gore's Proposal on Preschool and Child Care (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gore%5FPreschoolChildcare%2Epdf
Gore's Proposal for the Use of Technology in Schools (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Gore%5FTechology%2Epdf

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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Bush's Proposal for Educational Accountability (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Bush%5FEdAccountability%2Epdf
Bush's Proposal for Ensuring Teacher Quality (PDF format, 135 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Bush%5FTeacherQuality%2Epdf
Bush's Proposal for Higher Education (PDF format, 136 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Bush%5FHigherEd%2Epdf
Bush's Proposal for Improving Math & Science Achievement (PDF format, 137 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Bush%5FMathScience%2Epdf
Bush's Proposal for the Use of Technology in Schools (PDF format, 136 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Bush%5FTechnology%2Epdf

School Vouchers: What We Know and Don't Know…and How We Could Learn More

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: June 1, 2000

Review of current findings about voucher programs and indications for future studies. Summaries are included of voucher programs in Milwaukee, Cleveland, Florida, and International studies on the use of vouchers in other countries. A summary of the January 26, 2000 meeting includes the listing of participants and members of the subgroups that contributed to the report.

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Full Report (PDF format, 485 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FFullReport%5FVouchers%5F060100%2Epdf
Meeting Summary (PDF format, 11.3 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=VouchersStudies%5FMeetingAttendeesSubgroupMembers%2Epdf
Cleveland Summary (PDF format, 15.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FSummary%5FClevelandVouchers%5F060100%2Epdf
Florida Summary (PDF format, 22.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FSummary%5FFloridaVouchers%5F060100%2Epdf
Milwaukee Summary (PDF format, 16.8 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FSummary%5FMilwaukeeVouchers%5F060100%2Epdf
International Studies Summary (PDF format, 8.59 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FSummary%5FInternationalVouchers%5F060100%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 8.11 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FVouchers%5F061900%2Epdf

School Vouchers: International Summary

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: June 1, 2000

This is a report summary excerpted from "School Vouchers: What We Know and Don't Know…and How We Could Learn More" on International Studies: The potential for research on the use of vouchers in other countries is explored as part of the larger report, SCHOOL VOUCHERS: What We Know…And Don't Know And How We Could Learn More.

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Report Summary (PDF format, 8.59 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Vouchers%5FInternational%5FSummary%5F060100%2Epdf

Ending Social Promotion: Early Lessons Learned

Author(s): CEP
Published: May 16, 2000

On May 16, 2000, a national conference, "Ending Social Promotion: Early Lessons Learned," was convened by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of the Great City Schools. Jack Jennings of the Center on Education Policy served as moderator of that meeting and wrote introductory and concluding remarks for the report, which appears below. In 1999, the Center on Education Policy was involved in other work dealing with the issue of social promotion. 

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Forum Proceedings (PDF format, 50.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=endingsocialpromotionforumproceedingsmay2000%2Epdf

It Pays To Study Hard

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: March 1, 2000
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This guide helps parents understand why it is important for their children to study harder, learn more and take challenging courses in middle school and high school.

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Full Report (PDF format, 38.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FReportLongVer%5FPaysToStudyHard%5F030100%2Epdf
Pamphlet (PDF format, 271 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FPaysToStudyHardShortVer%5F0030100%2Epdf

Vale la Pena Estudiar con Esmero

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: March 1, 2000

en Español

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Full Report (PDF format, 267 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%5FReport%5FEstudiarConEsmero%5F030100%2Epdf

Title I - A Success

Author(s): Jack Jennings
Published: January 26, 2000

This article that appeared in the January 26, 2000 issue of Education Week describes the success of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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Article (DOCX format, 17.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Jennings%5FArticle%5FTitleI%2DA%20Success%5F012600%2Edocx
Article (PDF format, 107 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Jennings%5FArticle%5FTitleI%2DA%20Success%5F012600%2Epdf

Do You Know … The Good News About American Education?

Author(s): Nancy Kober and Diane Stark Rentner
Published: January 1, 2000

Review of positive trends in student achievement from the 1980s and 1990s and comments on current challenges.

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Report (PDF format, 390 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Kober%26StarkRentner%5FReport%5FGoodNewsAmericanEd%5F010100%2Epdf

Understanding Flexibility in Federal Education Programs

Author(s): CEP and Institute for Educational Leadership
Published: January 1, 2000

A Guide Book for Community Innovation - This guide for parents, teachers, school administrators and school district officials explains the flexibility in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Educate America Act, the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, and the Job Training Partnership Act.

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Full Report (PDF format, 337 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%2DIEL%5FUnderstandingFlexibilityFedEdProg%5F010100%2Epdf
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