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The Federal Role Changes

Learn about the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act of 1965—the most significant federal legislation in the history of education. Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015) talks about how ESEA was framed and how it has evolved to address the problems of fragmentation in a system of 14,000 independent school districts operating in fifty states.

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Common Core State Standards

The state-initiated academic standards hold great promise to solve a central problem in American education. In the recent past, teachers did not know what they were expected to teach or what their students were expected to learn. Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015), examines the importance of the Common Core in addressing the enormous disparities in educational opportunity across schools, districts, and states.

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Broadening Support for Federal Aid

A specific challenge in developing federal policy is to find or build general support while concentrating on major problems that chiefly affect limited and often relatively powerless segments of the population. Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015), reflects on the lessons learned about developing effective policies that can have widespread and profound effects.

Categories: Action Academy: Federal Education Policy

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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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