OII: Office of Innovation and Improvement
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April 30, 2007

  • Testimony by Assistant Deputy Secretary Morgan Brown before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Financial Literacy.

September 21, 2006

  • Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, Morgan S. Brown testified to U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on supplemental educational services.

October 14, 2004

  • Deputy Education Secretary Gene Hickok testified before the New York City Council Education Committee on the implementation of the Title I Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Provisions of No Child Left Behind, saying that choice and supplemental services are two of the law's most important elements. Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, who has been displeased with the way New York City has implemented the public school choice provisions of NCLB, hosted the hearing. (Oct. 14)

August 20, 2004

  • Congressman John Boehner (R-OH) issued a letter in support of charter schools, saying, "The achievement gap in American education must be closed, and it won't be closed without strong support for our nation's innovative charter schools." The Congressman cited others who have issued statements supporting charter schools, including columnist Mickey Kaus, former Congressman Floyd Flake (D-NY), the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Post.

August 18 and 21, 2004

  • Deputy Undersecretary Nina Rees was a discussant on PBS television's NewsHour and C-Span's Washington Journal about the recent American Federation of Teachers report on charter schools.

August 17 and 18, 2004

  • U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and the U.S. Department of Education's Press Office issued statements about a recent New York Times article on charter schools, explaining that the article used faulty methodology to analyze results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

March 30, 2004

October 20, 2003

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April 9, 2003

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