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U.S. Education Department to Host Conversation on New Book, 'Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit' on Thursday

Editors Rick Hess and Andrew Kelly to Join Senior Department Official for a Discussion on the Federal Role in Education

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Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: June 21, 2012 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The co-editors of a new book examining a half-century of federal involvement in K-12 education will discuss their findings Thursday at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington.

Frederick (Rick) Hess, director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and Andrew Kelly, research fellow in Education Policy Studies at AEI, jointly edited, “Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools.

Hess and Kelly asked education scholars and practitioners to analyze which goals the federal government is well-suited to pursue and which may be better left to other levels of government or other organizations. The book explores what a half-century of federal involvement in K-12 schooling has accomplished and distills concrete lessons from those efforts. The conversation will delve into federal, state, and local government roles, as well as the influence of federal programs such as Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind.

Peter Cunningham, assistant secretary for Communications and Outreach, will moderate the discussion.

Reporters wishing to cover should RSVP to press@ed.gov by 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 20.


Event 1
Who : Frederick M. Hess, director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Andrew P. Kelly, research fellow in Education Policy Studies at AEI
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach Peter Cunningham
What : Discussion of the new book, “Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools
When : 10 a.m. ET, Thursday, June 21, 2012
Where : Barnard Auditorium, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C.
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