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Michael Cohen - Subject Files

Michael Cohen held the position of Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy within the Domestic Policy Council from 1996 to 1999. Prior to being detailed to the White House, he served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education. 

This series of Subject Files contains materials relating to education reform, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act (1994), America Reads initiative, bi-lingual education and the ballot initiative in California which proposed to eliminate bi-lingual instruction and limit the amount of time for bi-lingual students to transition to English only, test standards, teachers, tribal schools, school safety and school violence. The records include correspondence, reports, faxes, emails, handwritten notes, schedules, publications, and memoranda.

For further information see the finding aid for this collection. Subject Files are organized alphabetically by folder title. This collection consists of 318 folders in 24 boxes.

Folder Titles:

Box 1
ACE [American Council on Education] 2/24
AFT [American Federation of Teachers] Paper
America 2000 [1]
America 2000 [2]
America 2000 [3]
America 2000 [4]
America Reads: College Presidents Steering Committee/Work Study
America Reads Radio Address
[Annapolis, Maryland Trip] [1]
[Annapolis, Maryland Trip] [2]
Annapolis Speech
Articles
Backup Copies
Block Grants [1]
Block Grants [2]
Block Grants [3]
Box 2
Block Grants [4]
Broder
Business Support for Goals 2000/Mtg. with POTUS [1]
Business Support for Goals 2000/Mtg. with POTUS [2]
Business Support for Goals 2000/Mtg. with POTUS [3]
By Pass Implementation
Cabinet Retreat Education Memo
[California] [1]
[California] [2]
[California] [3]
[California] [4]
[California] [5]
[California] [6]
Box 3
[California] [7]
California Endorsement 3/25
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education [1]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education [2]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education [3]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education [4]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education [5]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: California Bilingual Ballot Initiative [1]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: California Bilingual Ballot Initiative [2]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: California Bilingual Ballot Initiative [3]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: California Bilingual Ballot Initiative [4]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: California Bilingual Ballot Initiative [5]
Box 4
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: Unz Announcement
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: Unz Meetings/Hill
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: Unz Memo [1]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: Unz Memo [2]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: Unz Memo [3]
California [Ron K.] Unz Initiative - Bilingual Education: Unz Message
Camden Yards
Campbell/Clinton
CBEST Information
CCSSO [Council of Chief State School Officers]/POTUS Meeting 3/17
Chicago Information
Chicago Trip [1]
Chicago Trip [2]
Box 5
City Letters [1]
City Letters [2]
City & State Statistics
Claremont Report
Clinton Arkansas [1]
Clinton Arkansas [2]
Clinton Arkansas [3]
Community Schools
Community Schools [1]
Community Schools [2]
Consortium Report
Delaware Legislative Trip [1]
Delaware Legislative Trip [2]
Defense Schools [1]
Box 6
Defense Schools [2]
Documentation of Admin. Record [1]
Documentation of Admin. Record [2]
Documentation of Admin. Record [3]
Documentation of Admin. Record [4]
Documentation of Admin. Record [5]
Early Warning Guide [1]
Early Warning Guide [2]
East Stroudsburg
Ed-Flex Amendments
Ed-Flex Demonstration Program
Education Opportunity Zone: Clay Bill/Zones
Education Opportunity Zone: Education Zones [1]
Education Opportunity Zone: Education Zones [2]
Box 7
Education Opportunity Zone: Education Zone [3]
Education Strategy - 1997 [1]
Education Strategy - 1997 [2]
Education Strategy - 1997 [3]
Family Conference Materials (VP)
Faxes Sent
Federal Role
Finn-Ravitch-Cheney-Alexander Attacks on Test [1]
Finn-Ravitch-Cheney-Alexander Attacks on Test [2]
Flexibility Materials [1]
Flexibility Materials [2]
Flexibility Materials [3]
Flexibility Materials to Governors & Chiefs
Foundation for Human Potential [1]
Foundation for Human Potential [2]
Fourth Grade TIMSS [Third International Math and Science Study] Announcement
FY99 Test Negotiations and Results [1]
Box 8
FY99 Test Negotiations and Results [2]
GAO [General Accounting Office] - National Test
Generic Letter to Chiefs
Generic Letter to Governors
Georgia Trip [1]
Georgia Trip [2]
Goals/NESIC [National Education Standards and Improvement Council] Changes - Spring '95
Goals 2000 [1]
Goals 2000 [2]
Goals 2000 [1]
Goals 2000 [2]
Goals 2000 [3]
Goals 2000 Act [1]
Goals 2000 Act [2]
Box 9
Goals 2000 Act [3]
Goals 2000 Act [4]
Goals 2000 Act: Summaries
Goals 2000: Educate America Act State Profiles
Goals 2000 Examples [1]
Goals 2000 Examples [2]
Goals 2000 FY96 Appropriations 10/95 [1]
Goals 2000 FY96 Appropriations 10/95 [2]
Goals 2000 FY97 [1]
Goals 2000 FY97 [2]
Goals 2000 FY97 Appropriations [1]
Goals 2000 FY97 Appropriations [2]
Goals 2000 FY97 Appropriations [3]
Goals 2000 FY97 Appropriations [4]
Goals 2000 - Lindsey Graham Repeal
Goals 2000 Materials List
Box 10
Goals 2000 Press [1]
Goals 2000 Press [2]
Goals 2000 Press [3]
Goals 2000 Press [4]
Goals 2000 Press [5]
Goals 2000: Protections Against Federal Intrusion
Goals 2000 Report to Congress
Goals 2000 Senate Appropriation [1]
Goals 2000 Senate Appropriation [2]
Goals 2000 Senate Appropriation [3]
Goals 2000: State Allocations
Good Letters
Goodling Amendment - Appropriations 98 [1]
Box 11
Goodling Amendment - Appropriations 98 [2]
Goodling Goals 2000 Letter
Goodling/Gunderson Block Grant [1]
Goodling/Gunderson Block Grant [2]
Goodling Testing Vote - 2/98
Gunderson File [1]
Gunderson File [2]
Gunderson File [3]
Harvard Land Buy in Allston
HEA [Higher Education Act] Title V Draft
Herndon Elementary School [1]
Herndon Elementary School [2]
House Hearings on Education Department Reorganization [1]
House Hearings on Education Department Reorganization [2]
House Hearings on Education Department Reorganization [3]
Box 12
House Hearing on Federal Role 1/12/95 [1]
House Hearing on Federal Role 1/12/95 [2]
Houston Community College Event
Indian Education Executive Order [1]
Indian Education Executive Order [2]
Indian Education Executive Order [3]
Indian Education Executive Order [4]
Jobs for America's Graduates [1]
Jobs for America's Graduates [2]
Jumpstart
June 7 House Hearing - Dept. Org.
June 21 Ed Reform Hearing
June 29 Ed Reform Hearing - House - RWR Testimony [1]
Box 13
June 29 Ed Reform Hearing - House - RWR Testimony [2]
LEP [Limited English Proficient Testing [1]
LEP [Limited English Proficient Testing [2]
Lexis-Nexis Testing Articles [1]
Lexis-Nexis Testing Articles [2]
[Loose Material]
Lou Gerstner Speech/Letters
Master Teacher Event 10/97
Meeting 7/18/97
Michigan [1]
Michigan [2]
Michigan [3]
Michigan [4]
Misc. Clips
Box 14
National Academy of Science - Testing [1]
National Academy of Science - Testing [2]
NAEP [National Assessment of Education Progress] High Poverty Schools Report Florida Event [1]
NAEP [National Assessment of Education Progress] High Poverty Schools Report Florida Event [2]
NAGB [National Assessment Governing Board] 11/21 Radio Address
NAGB [National Assessment Governing Board]/National Tests [1]
NAGB [National Assessment Governing Board]/National Tests [2]
NAGB [National Assessment Governing Board]/National Tests [3]
NAGB [National Assessment Governing Board]/National Tests [4]
NAGB [National Assessment Governing Board] - Senate 97
National Education Goals Panel
National Education Goals Panel Appropriations
Box 15
National Education Goals Panel - 96 Budget Request
National Standards Memo to POTUS
National Test '97 Congressional Strategy [1]
National Test '97 Congressional Strategy [2]
National Tests: Final Provision - 97
North Carolina Trip [1]
North Carolina Trip [2]
Oct. 1 Event
Ohio Standards Event
Performance (Clips)
Political Attacks [1]
Political Attacks [2]
Political Attacks [3]
Box 16
Political Attacks [4]
Political Attacks [5]
Political Attacks [6]
Political Attacks [7]
Political Attacks [8]
Political Attacks [9]
Political Attacks [10]
Positive Letters on Goals 2000
Positive Testing Articles
POTUS Talking Points
President & Goals 2000
Box 17
Press Materials
Press Materials - Maryland
Proposed Exec. Order - Indian Education [1]
Proposed Exec. Order - Indian Education [2]
Proposed Exec. Order - Indian Education [3]
Proposed Exec. Order - Indian Education [4]
Proposed Exec. Order - Indian Education [5]
Reform (Clips)
Religion & Public Schools
Response to Ravitch
Research
Safe Schools: Community-Wide Response
SAT/ACT (Clips)
Save Ed - Strategy
Save Education Department [1]
Save Education Department [2]
Box 18
Save Education Department [3]
Save Education Department [4]
Save Education Department [5]
Save Education Department [6]
Save Education Department [7]
Save Education Department [disk]
School Safety Conference 10/15 [1]
School Safety Conference 10/15 [2]
School Discipline
School Safety - Policy Announcements [1]
School Safety - Policy Announcements [2]
School Safety - Policy Announcements [3]
Box 19
School to Work (Clips)
School Violence Radio Address 6/13
Schools Which Improved b/c of Testing
Sept. 8 Announcement
Single Sex Education (Clips)
Special Education (Clips)
Specter Amendments [1]
Specter Amendments [2]
Specter Amendments [3]
Specter Amendments [4]
Specter Amendments [5]
Specter Amendment Letter
Specter Q & As
Springbrook
Standards (Clips)
Student Loans (Clips)
Box 20
Teachers/Teaching (Clips) (Recruiting)
Teaching Directive [1]
Teaching Directive [2]
Technology (Clips)
Test Delay
Test - Sample Questions
Test Talking Points [1]
Test Talking Points [2]
Test Talking Points [3]
Test Talking Points [4]
Testing - Clips
Box 21
Testing Civil Rights Groups Letter 9/11 [1]
Testing Civil Rights Groups Letter 9/11 [2]
Testing Memos to POTUS
Testing: Possible Compromise 97 [1]
Testing: Possible Compromise 97 [2]
Testing 2 pager - new
Testing 2 pager - old
Title I (clips)
Title IX (clips)
Title V [1]
Title V [2]
Title V [3]
Title V [4]
Box 22
Tribal Colleges [1]
Tribal Colleges [2]
Tribal Colleges [3]
Tribal Colleges [4]
Tribal Colleges [5]
Tribal Colleges [6]
Tribal Colleges [7]
Tribal Colleges: Tribal College Exec. Order Update
Union
[United States Department of Education]
U.S. Conference of Mayors/Zones Event [1]
U.S. Conference of Mayors/Zones Event [2]
Box 23
Venice H.S. Science Bowl 1st Place Finish
Vocational/Technical Education (Clips)
Voluntary National Tests Endorsements [1]
Voluntary National Tests Endorsements [2]
Wall Street Journey (Job Paradox)
Wattenberg/Goals 2000
West Virginia Town Hall Meeting Clips
[West Virginia Trip] [1]
[West Virginia Trip] [2]
[West Virginia Trip] [3]
WH Meeting School Violence - 9/1
Working Group on American Indians and Alaska Natives [Binder] [1]
Working Group on American Indians and Alaska Natives [Binder] [2]
Working Group on American Indians and Alaska Natives [Binder] [3]
Box 24
WVA Announcement
WVA Press [1]
WVA Press [2]
Zone Legislation
Electronic Records:
Save Education Department [disk]

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