The Irish Institute at Boston College hosted the Cross Border Education Policymakers Program from May 5th - 19th, 2001. The program brought participants involved in the formulation of Education policy to Boston for a 2 week program. During the program the participants engaged in intensive graduate-level course work with faculty from Boston College's Lynch School of Education. They will also visited several American education policy formators in the Boston area, including many city and state officials. The group also traveled to Kentucky, where they learned of that state's overhaul of its education system.