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Approx. 19 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

American Public Education: Critical Issues & Historical Context

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 49 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Public Schooling & Local Control13m
American Public School Funding13m
Concepts of American School Reform, pt. 1: The Theories Behind Reform7m
Concepts of American School Reform, pt. 2: The History of Reform11m
3 readings
Welcome to the Course!10m
Glossary for Historical Context of American Public Education10m
Optional Further Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Historical Context of American Public Education20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The No Child Left Behind Act

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Building Up to NCLB, 1965-20017m
Part 1: Accountability and Choice8m
Part 2: Flexibility and Literacy4m
Part 1: The Aftermath of NCLB9m
Part 2: Arguments For and Against NCLB5m
5 readings
Glossary for NCLB Historical Lens10m
Glossary for NCLB Summary Lens10m
Glossary for NCLB Analytical Lens10m
Optional Further Readings10m
MOOC survey10m
1 practice exercise
No Child Left Behind20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Common Core State Standards

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
American Schooling Standards, 1892-201510m
Part 1: Developing the Standards7m
Part 2: Implementing the Standards9m
Arguments For and Against CCSS15m
5 readings
Glossary for CCSS Overview10m
Glossary for CCSS Historical Lens10m
Glossary for CCSS Summary Lens10m
Glossary for CCSS Analytical Lens10m
Optional Further Readings10m
1 practice exercise
The Common Core State Standards20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Interlude 1: Interview and Panel Discussion on NCLB and CCSS

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 80 min)
7 videos
NCLB Interviews9m
CCSS Interviews19m
Federal Intervention Interviews4m
Panel 1, part 1: School Improvement at Scale15m
Panel 1, pt. 2: Standardized Tests13m
Panel 1, pt. 3: School-level Reform12m

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