U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and John King, senior advisor delegated duties of deputy secretary of education, will join a panel hosted by the Council of the Great City Schools on Monday, Oct. 26, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event will feature the release of "Student Testing in America's Great City Schools: Where Do We Go From Here?"—a two-year study on the frequency of student assessments. Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools; Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers; and school superintendents are among the panelists. Executive Director of the Education Writers Association Caroline Hendrie will moderate the discussion.
The Council of the Great City Schools study looked at 66 urban school systems, and addressed such questions as: How, Why and When Do Students Take Standardized Tests?