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LeaderShipShape March 2014
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In about six weeks, you will join Education Policy Fellows from across the country for an exploration of education policy – the issues, the discussions, the actions – at the federal/national level. The 2014 Washington Policy Seminar will focus on the twin goals of education equity and educational excellence. To give you a head start in preparing for the policy conversations and actions (or inactions) at the national level, the March LSS provides background information on the Commission on Equity and Excellence and its report, For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence, and a history lesson: 50 years of federal efforts to reform education.


For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence
The Equity and Excellence Commission's charge was to provide advice to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education on the disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systems of finance, and to recommend ways in which federal and state policies could address such disparities. Read the report.

The Challenge of Reforming American Public Education: What We've Learned in the Last 50 Years
Jeffrey A. Raffel, Professor of Public Administration at the University of Delaware, shares what he has learned analyzing American educational reform.  Read his remarks.

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