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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Teaching and Learning

March 19, 2014 | Slate

“Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material”

It’s an article of faith in the school reform community that we should be striving to prepare all students for success in college—if not a four-year degree, then some other recognized and reputable post-secondary credential. The rationale is clear and generally compelling; as a recent Pew study reiterated, people who...
January 7, 2014 | Education Week

Why the U.S. Results on PISA Matter

August 2, 2013 | Education Next

The Tony Bennett Flap: School Grades, Stakes, and Signals

What matters most is how reformers react to the bright spotlight now on school-grading systems.
August 2, 2012 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Let’s Pay Students to Learn

April 20, 2012 | Education Next

Stretching the School-District Dollar

Despite some signs of economic recovery, school districts nationwide continue to struggle mightily...
November 2, 2011 | Freedom Politics

Evaluate teachers on how much students have learned

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, a group of parents and taxpayers sued the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to make the district follow the law, by evaluating teachers based on how much their students have learned...
October 17, 2011 | Education Next

Jeb Bush, Melinda Gates, Sal Khan and the Coming Digital Learning Battle

The debate over digital learning will soon enter a new phase...we can expect a strenuous, highly politicized debate over the way in which digital learning should be provided...
October 14, 2011 | Huffington Post

Accountability's End?

If the debate around the federal role in accountability is coalescing, a much bigger question remains wide open: Could we be watching the beginning of the end for the accountability movement in toto...?
July 21, 2011 | Education Next

This Glass is Half-Empty, Maybe Two-Thirds

...[O]ur kids on average are woefully lacking in essential skills and knowledge across every subject in the curriculum...