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DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
The Meaning of Strength
By Tom Carper
Quality education is the key to a strong economy and a just society.


Education Week | Article | June 15, 2020
Schooling's Crumbling Infrastructure: Addressing a Serious and Underappreciated Problem
By Sara Mead
Just as policymakers have worked to modernize and reform curriculum, assessment, and instruction, they also need to modernize the way we finance school buildings.


PPI | Briefing | April 13, 2020
Putting the World into Our Classrooms: A New Vision for 21st Century Education
By Michael H. Levine
To meet future workforce needs and provide equal opportunities for disadvantaged and minority students, our schools need to expose all students to international content earlier in their education.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
College Bound
By Peter Plastrik and Doug Ross
For urban high school students to succeed, schools must take responsibility for instilling motivation and building self-identity.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 23, 2020
The 90 Percent Solution
By Al From
Our national goal should be that 90 percent of ninth graders graduate from high school and 90 percent of those go onto college or post-secondary education -- just like at Detroit's University Preparatory Academy.


Education Week | Article | January 7, 2021
Teaching About Religion
By Donna Freitas & Andrew J. Rotherham
Our students have been willed a world fraught with religious strife, yet we are leaving them uneducated about what that means or how to deal with it.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | June 30, 2020
Diversifying After-School Portfolios
By Rob Lott
Enrichment programs are looking for alternative funding in an era of budget cuts.


DLC | New Dem Daily | May 30, 2020
Idea of the Week: Charter Schools for 'Military Brats'
Military dependents face many educational challenges because their parents move so often -- curriculums vary, transcripts must be transferred, and credits aren't always accepted. To address these challenges and improve the consistency of education for these children, New Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu has introduced the Stable Transitions in Education for Armed Services Dependent Youth (STEADY) Act.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2020
Change the Rules
By Paul Hill
Why we should devolve decisionmaking in schools.


DLC | New Dem Daily | November 2, 2020
Idea of the Week: A New Look At A National Education Test
Like Nixon going to China, President Bush is perhaps the only political leader in a position to quiet conservative hysteria about national standards and tests, and thus make his own education reform proposal much more workable.


DLC | New Dem Daily | July 16, 2020
Getting Down to Brass Tacks On Education Reform
Now that both chambers of Congress have passed bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, House-Senate conferees must make decisions that will determine whether it will in fact be landmark education reform legislation, or just a continuation of the educational status quo with a few improvements and a lot of rhetoric.


DLC | New Dem Daily | June 12, 2020
Education Amendments: One Thumb Up, One Thumb Down
The Senate should strongly support giving parents more options by fostering public school choice -- without getting sidetracked into a debate on vouchers that could endanger the overall education reform bill.


DLC | New Dem Daily | June 12, 2020
Landrieu On Target
The Senate last night took an important step to affirm that federal education dollars should be better targeted to the neediest students.


DLC | New Dem Daily | April 26, 2020
Education Reform: How To Seal a Real Deal
We urge New Democrats to stand fast to their principles on education reform, as the best way to keep the pressure up on both sides for the obvious deal, based on the "3R's" formula of investment, accountability, better targeting, and flexibility.


DLC | New Dem Daily | April 18, 2020
Leave No Dollars Behind
Sure, the Bush budget doesn't submit education to the slow bleeding of funds most other domestic priorities receive. But educational investments definitely suffer from what one might describe, using the President's own rhetoric, as the "soft bigotry of low expectations."


DLC | New Dem Daily | March 16, 2020
Idea of the Week: Investing in After-School
In Boston, a broad-based public-private partnership will provide 5,000 kids access to "extended school day" programs, making fuller use of public and private facilities already outfitted for multiple purposes.


DLC | New Dem Daily | March 12, 2020
Off on the Wrong Foot on Education Reform
In its reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee dodged the tough issues and pretty much stuck with the status quo.


DLC | New Dem Daily | January 24, 2021
Two Trains on Parallel Tracks
Senate and House New Democrats yesterday reintroduced the landmark "Three R's" legislation aimed at overhauling the federal role in assisting disadvantaged students and school districts. On the same day, President George W. Bush formally released his legislative proposal for education reform and signaled his interest in making the New Democrat bill the basis for a bipartisan compromise.


DLC | New Dem Daily | December 20, 2020
The Road to Bipartisanship is Through the Schoolhouse Door
Education is the logical choice for the first big agenda item in the Bush Administration because both the politics and policy of the subject make it a more favorable ground for genuine bipartisanship than any other.


DLC | The New Democrat | December 20, 2020
Online Shopping for Schools
In California and Arizona parents can go to one Web site and find out pretty much everything that's available anywhere on schools, from performance data to information about staff and facilities -- even a map to find the school.


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