Education reform Washington style

BOSTON — January 23, 2003 — One year ago, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act, landmark education reform legislation that requires states to deal forcefully with schools not improving student performance. The policy implications of this law for communities around the country – and specifically for reform efforts currently underway in Massachusetts – will be discussed Monday, January 27, 2003 at a forum sponsored by the Center for Education Research and Policy at MassINC.

“No Child Left Behind: Opportunity or Obstacle for Massachusetts Education Reform” will feature a keynote address by Jack Jennings, director of the Center on Education Policy in Washington and author of a major national report, From the Capital to the Classroom: State and Federal Efforts to Implement the No Child Left Behind Act.

Following Jennings’s presentation, a panel discussion will explore the policy implications for Massachusetts. Speakers include:

  • Mary Elizabeth Beach, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Springfield Public Schools
  • James Caradonio, Superintendent, Worcester Public Schools
  • David Driscoll, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Education
  • S. Paul Reville (moderator), Executive Director, Center for Education Research and Policy @ MassINC

WHAT: Panel discussion on the President’s No Child Left Behind Act

WHEN: Monday, January 27, 2003, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WHERE: Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough, Mass.

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