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Committee for Economic Development
Measuring What Matters*
The Employer's Role in Linking School & Work*
Connecting Students to a Changing World: A technology Strategy for Improving
Mathematics and Science Education
Putting Learning First: Governing and Managing Schools for High Achievement
Why Child Care Matters: Preparing Your Children for a More Productive America*
The Unfinished Agenda: A New Vision for Child Development and Education

Brookings Institution
School Success Begins at Home
Volatility in School Test Scores: Implications for Test-Based Accountability Systems
Assessing the Definition of "Adequate Yearly Progress" in House and Senate Bills
Closing the Gap: Promising Approaches to Reducing the Achievement Gap
Brookings Papers on Education Policy 2001
    7 papers on standards-based reform
Brookings Papers on Education Policy 2000
    8 papers on Federal Role in Education
Brookings Papers on Education Policy 1999
    9 papers on Urban Schools, Single-Sex Schools, Discipline, Choice
Brookings Papers on Education Policy 1998
    8 papers on various topics
In Praise of Mediocrity: Tattered Blue Ribbons at the Dept. of Education
Brown Center Report on American Education 2000: How Well Are American Students Learning?

Thomas B Fordham Foundation
Personnel Policy in Charter Schools
Rethinking Special Education for a New Century
An Historic Opportunity
No Child Left Behind
Filling in the Blanks
Why Testing Experts Hate Testing

Business Roundtable


If you want to read an excellent "case study" of a social entrepreneur revealing her story of building "Teach for America" from an idea in her thesis at Princeton in 1988 to a major success story with an annual budget today of $16 million, readů

One Day, All Children, Wendy Kopp, Public Affairs (2001)

(Our first Partners63 active program, The New Teacher Project, was nurtured by Teach for America, and is now a completely independent non-profit entity.)

In the concluding chapter of her book, the author and historian, Diane Ravitch states that "if there is a lesson to be learned from the river of ink that was spilled in the education disputes of the twentieth century, it is that anything in education that is labeled a 'movement' should be avoided like the plague." Her book Left Back recounts grandiose efforts by education reformers to use the schools to promote social and political goals, even when they diminished the schools' ability to educate children. For important background on the "movements" of the last 100 years, readů

Left Back, A Century of Failed School Reforms, Diane Ravitch, Simon and Schuster (2000)

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