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