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Fast Fix: Money for Teacher Jobs and School Repairs, Who Will Get What?

US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Melody Barnes, and Carmel Martin

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President Obama's recently proposed American Jobs Act includes some 60 billion dollars to save 280,000 teacher jobs and repair dilapidated schools. If passed, how will the money be distributed, what will be the criteria, and will the money reach your school district in time to make a difference this year?

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Why Schools Cannot Do It Alone

 Jamie Vollmer, Jay Mathews, Valerie Strauss, Debra Viadero, David Bloomfield

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Jamie Vollmer is part of a class of education advocates who come from the business world. Though many professional educators dismiss what these increasingly influential advocates have to say, Jamie's message about how to get support for education reform has captured the interest of professional educators in high places. Listen to his key ideas followed by a reality check by our panel.

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Pre-K Testing and Accountability Coming to a Community Near You

Joan Lombardi. Roberto Rodriguez , Jacqueline Jones

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The Obama Administration just released proposed competition criteria for the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, directed at preschool and kindergarten children. Pre-K testing will be part of the initiative. How will this program impact teachers, caregivers and early learning providers? What kinds of tests will preschool teachers have to administer to young children under this new program? What new criteria will be set in place for the early childhood work force?

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Education Secretary Duncan Takes Tough Questions on Plans for Flexibility on NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan

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The Secretary of Education says the time has come to fix No Child Left Behind by any means necessary. In this segment he outlines a plan to waive elements of the regulations. Joined by two staff members, Secretary Duncan outlines which elements of NCLB may be negotiable and which will not. Finally, the staff answers tough questions from education reporters from around the nation.

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Education Budget Cuts: Teachers or Students, Who Will Feel The Most Pain?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan

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A state education funding crisis is looming. How will it impact students and teachers? How will states juggle available funds? In this segment Education Secretary Arne Duncan outlines opportunities for flexible use of federal education dollars and weighs in on teacher layoffs, program cuts and essential priorities.

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