Oct 22

Past Event

Standards-Based Reform and the Poverty Gap: Lessons for No Child Left Behind

Event Materials


Is No Child Left Behind enhancing educational opportunities for our most disadvantaged students? According to Standards-Based Reform and the Poverty Gap: Lessons for No Child Left Behind, past efforts to raise educational standards have done little to help poor children. Some strategies seem promising, such as requiring teachers to master their subjects, assessing core academic content, and offering free tutoring to struggling students. However, poor implementation of such reforms has curtailed their potential positive impact.

At this Brown Center event, four of the book’s authors provided an overview of findings, explained key details in the areas of teacher quality and supplemental tutoring, and offered recommendations for the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind.

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Event Agenda

  • Introductory Remarks

  • Moderator

    • Adam Gamoran

      Professor of Sociology and Education Policy Studies and Director of Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, University of Wisconsin–Madison

  • Panelists

    • Laura Desimone

      Associate Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania

    • Rachel Durham

      Research Scientist, The John Hopkins University

    • Andrew Porter

      Dean of the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania


October 22, 2007

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Room

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


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