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Center for American Progress: Calendar of Events

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Press Release:

Leaders & Laggards
November 9, 2009, 8:00am ΓΆ€“ 10:45am
Special Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hall of Flags, 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

Two years ago the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Center for American Progress, and Frederick M. Hess of the American Enterprise Institute joined together to grade the states on student achievement. In this follow-up report to "Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness" we turn our attention to the future, looking not at how states are performing today, but at what they are doing to prepare themselves for the challenges that lie ahead. After decades of political inaction and ineffective reforms, our schools consistently produce students unready for the rigors of the modern workplace.

Please join us for an insightful conversation about the state of educational innovation today. The authors of the report will share their findings and how they graded the states, and shed light on the tools, incentives, and opportunities education institutions can use to reinvent themselves in profoundly more effective ways.

Progressivism On Tap with Mark Schmitt
November 9, 2009, 6:00pm ΓΆ€“ 8:00pm
Special Location: Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC

Please join us for the next event in the Progressivism on Tap series featuring Mark Schmitt, editor of the American Prospect, on the transformation of liberalism in the 1980s and 1990s.

School Turnaround Strategies
November 12, 2009, 12:00pm ΓΆ€“ 1:30pm
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

The Obama administration has made it a major priority to turn around the nation's lowest performing schools but there is considerable debate over how to accomplish this goal. Some argue for bringing in new teachers or new organizations such as charter schools to turnaround failing institutions, contending that improved educational opportunities do not require a change in the mix of students in a school. Others argue that magnet approaches can turn around failing institutions by attracting a different mix of students, parents, and faculty.

Join our panelists in a debate over whether or not economic integration is important in raising the achievement of low-income and minority students. At the forum, The Century Foundation will be releasing an issue brief, "Turnaround Schools That Work."

Featured Panelists:

John Brittain, Visiting Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia School of Law
Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Jay Mathews, Education Columnist, The Washington Post
Amy Wilkins, Vice President for Government Affairs & Communications, The Education Trust

— Press Release
Center for American Progress


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