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Common Core State Standards

Christopher Cross, author of Political Education: Setting the Course for State and Federal Policy, and chairman of Cross & Joftus, LLC, discusses the importance of the Common Core State Standards and dispels some common myths about what the standards are and what they are not.

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Federal Support for Students with Disabilities

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 is one of the most powerful pieces of legislation ever enacted by Congress in the area of education. It is a success story of federal aid to education. Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015), describes its key provisions and why, in contrast, to other equity programs, it has enjoyed sustained bipartisan support.

Categories: Action Academy: Federal Education Policy

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Current Challenges in Education Reform

Christopher Cross, author of Political Education: Setting the Course for State and Federal Policy, and chairman of Cross & Joftus, LLC, discusses current challenges in education reform and examines what new education initiatives could emerge in the coming years that target high school education, teacher education, assessments, and technology.

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What Has Changed in the Fifty Years Since ESEA Was Signed Into Law?

Christopher Cross, author of Political Education: Setting the Course for State and Federal Policy, and chairman of Cross & Joftus, LLC, discusses what has changed in the fifty years since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—currently known as No Child Left Behind—was first signed into law. He focuses on the rise of technology and the emergence of a global economy in which U.S. students must compete with their peers internationally.

Categories: Action Academy: Federal Education Policy

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Federal Flash: May 29

A Closer Look at the Senate’s Bill to Rewrite NCLB

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