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Summer 2004 / Vol. 4, No. 3

FEATURES

Portfolio Assessment

Can it be used to hold schools accountable?

By Jay Mathews  
Features, On Top of the News  

The Waiting Game

Will school districts hire New Leaders?

By ALEXANDER RUSSO  
Features, Governance and Leadership  

Equally Mediocre

Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America’s Schools by Peter Schrag

By WILLIAM A. FISCHEL  
Books, Features, Reviews  

With Strings Attached

Vouchers improve public schools in Florida

By RICHARD BRIFFAULT  
Features, Governance and Leadership  

The British Experience

School reform, hijacked


Putting Parents in Charge

Pell Grants for Kids

By LAMAR ALEXANDER  
Features  

Driving Change

A progress report on urban school districts’ efforts to execute the mandates of No Child Left Behind

By MICHAEL CASSERLY  
Features, No Child Left Behind  

One Child at a Time

An inside look at one city’s efforts to offer families the opportunities promised by No Child Left Behind



RESEARCH

Competition Passes the Test

Vouchers improve public schools in Florida



FORUM

The Future of School Boards

Agents of reform or defenders of the status quo?

By Education Next  
Forum  

Lost at Sea

Early 20th century Progressive reformers established elected school boards as a means of shielding public school systems from the politics and patronage of corrupt city governments. Citizens, rather than political dons or their favored appointees, would govern the community’s schools with the community’s interests at heart. Today, however, elected school boards, especially in America’s troubled […]

By Lisa Graham Keegan and  
Forum  

Steering a True Course

Agents of reform or defenders of the status quo?

By Sarah C. Glover  
Forum  


CHECK THE FACTS

Reframing the Mind

Howard Gardner and the theory of multiple intelligences

By DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM  
Check the Facts, Curriculum  


BOOK REVIEWS

Quality Curricula

Public Education as a Business: Real Costs and Accountability by Myron Lieberman & Charlene K. Haar


Equally Mediocre

Final Test: The Battle for Adequacy in America’s Schools by Peter Schrag

By WILLIAM A. FISCHEL  
Books, Features, Reviews  


BRIEFS

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