Jack Jennings education policy and reform #jackjenningsdc
Jack Jennings education policy and reform #jackjenningsdc
Jack Jennings education policy and reform #jackjenningsdc
Jack Jennings education policy and reform #jackjenningsdc

Jack Jennings | Education Policy and Reform | Education Legislation and History #jackjenningsdc

Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform, by Jack Jennings #jackjenningsdc Jack Jennings’s latest book, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform, is available at Powell's Books, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and the publisher, Harvard Education Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifty Years of Federal Aid to Schools: excerpts

Fifty Years of Federal Aid to Schools: Back into the Future? Jack Jennings* Excerpts from an article appearing in Volume 3 Education Law & Policy Review 2016 In 1965, the federal government began to provide major financial aid for education to states and local school...

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A Strong Voice from the Classroom

John Thompson is a truth-teller. A Teacher’s Tale, his new book, honestly addresses the toughest issue in American education—how to improve urban schools impacted by concentrations of poor children. Thompson worked in higher education and then did legislative lobbying...

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Will Education Flourish After NCLB’s Repeal?

No other federal law has generated more hostility from teachers and other educators than the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). That statute has been denounced for causing too much testing of school children, making teachers “teach to the test” to avoid penalties, and...

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A Nation Adrift

Today, attention is on the Congress as it addresses changes to the No Child Left Behind Act. That action is overdue since the law expired eight years ago. But, it must be understood that congressional amendments are merely removing unpopular requirements, not creating...

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Title I: Replace the “Belle of the Ball”?

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson launched a campaign to improve education, especially of children from low-income families. An unprecedented billion dollars of new aid was sent to the schools under the first part or "title" of the Elementary and Secondary...

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After Cleaning up the NCLB Mess, Then What?

Congress is finally grappling with which parts of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) ought to be repealed or retained. Various officials, and the president who must sign the final agreement, have different lists. After the squabbling, a shadow of a national school...

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Interviews about Jack Jennings’s new book, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

In the last six months, there have been four radio and webinar interviews with Jack Jennings about Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools. This list of the interviews contains the working web connections as of May 23, 2015. At times, those web addresses change...

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Presentation and Signing: Jack Jennings’s new book, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

Invitation to a presentation and signing of Jack Jennings’s new book, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

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ESEA at 50

The Phi Delta Kappan magazine (April 2015) contains an article written by Jack Jennings on the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the fundamental federal law in the area of education. ESEA at 50 should be available through http://pdk.sagepub.com/content/96/7.toc.

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From Negative to Positive School Reform

Test-driven accountability has produced a negative atmosphere for school reform, without fulfilling its promise of general improvement. The country must move to a positive, long-term improvement strategy based on research and educators’ experiences. The following article by Jack Jennings, which appeared in Education Week the week of February 23, 2015, describes this need drawing from his book, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press).

Jack Jennings Positive School Reform Reimagining the ESEA

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