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Robots Are Hurting Middle Class Workers, And Education Won’t Solve The Problem, Larry Summers says

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Two weeks ago, the famous economist Larry Summers sat in a chair on a stage at the National Press Club, talked with several other smart people for an hour and briefly upended a major debate in economics.

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Q&A With Dan Banik, Professor Of Online International Development Course

mentioning Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dan Banik was a visiting associate professor at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute from July 2013 through July 2014.


Michael Petrilli On Kojo Nnamdi Show (27:55)

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Across the country a growing movement to "opt out" of high stakes standardized testing tied to the new Common Core curriculum is gaining momentum.


Michael Petrilli On All Sides With Ann Fisher (38:25)

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia All Sides with Ann Fisher (WOSU)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Michael Petrilli talks about Common Core and standardized tests.

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Study: Twitter Discourse Reveals Deeper Rifts On Common Core

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Education battles on social media have a tendency to appear overblown, with furors over scandals and celebrity comments that explode and just as quickly flare out.

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An Evaluation System Linked To Retention And Reward Is Vital

by Eric Hanushekvia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Despite decades of study and enormous effort, we know little about how to train or select high quality teachers. We do know, however, that there are huge differences in the effectiveness of classroom teachers and that these differences can be observed.


Marriage As A Springboard To The Middle Class

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, February 27, 2015

Regular followers of Fordham know that, over the past few years, I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about “education for upward mobility,” starting with a series of posts on Deborah Meier’s Bridging Differences blog and culminating in last December’s conference on the subject. Now I’ve got a new essay in Education Next, “How Can Schools Address America’s Marriage Crisis?


Nathan Glazer On Revisiting The Moynihan Report

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, March 2, 2015

Fifty years ago the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report, titled “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” that identified a surprising rate of growth in the percentage of African American children born into single-parent families.

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Define The Core Mission Of Schools

by Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Post
Friday, February 27, 2015

The sudden departure of Joshua Starr, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, caught many by surprise — including Starr. That’s a depressing sign of a dysfunctional school board, one whose members failed to signal serious concerns with their superintendent, even as recently as last fall’s school board elections.

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Conservative Defenders Of Common Core Push Back

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia ABC News
Thursday, February 26, 2015

With Common Core set to be one of the political flashpoints in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and with it a topic at the upcoming CPAC conference (a Thursday panel is entitled "Common Core: Rotten to the Core"), conservative defenders of Common Core briefed reporters on Wednesday to begin pushing back against critics.


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