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Shultz, Kissinger Congratulate Four Student Winners Of Shultz Fellowship

featuring George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia Stanford Daily
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Winners of the 2015 George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship for Modern Israel Studies were announced Wednesday morning during a breakfast reception at Hillel. George Shultz and Henry Kissinger, both former U.S. Secretaries of State, attended the reception, emphasizing the significance of conducting field study in Israel.


What’s Next On ESEA?

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tell me if you disagree, my fellow wonks and pundits, but I don’t think anyone predicted a 22-0 vote from the Senate HELP committee on ESEA reauthorization. What an amazing tribute to the bipartisan leadership of Chairman Lamar Alexander and ranking member Patty Murray.

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson On Kelley and Company (30:14)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Kelley And Company (KNUS)
Friday, April 10, 2015

Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his articles concerning the "Thought Police" and education.


Patty Murray And The Return Of Wishful Thinking

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Everyone is right to laud the impressive work of Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and ranking member Patty Murray in producing a strong bipartisan bill to update the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).


Alexander-Murray: This Is What Compromise Looks Like, In A Single Table

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, April 13, 2015

I’m back from a week’s vacation and pleased to find that ESEA reauthorization is still (if just barely) alive. The release of a compromise bill from Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and ranking member Patty Murray gives me an excuse to bring back my beloved color-coded ESEA table.

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New York City Charters Leave Thousands Of Seats Unfilled Despite Exploding Demand, Study Finds

via The Washington Post
Friday, April 10, 2015

New York City’s charter schools are leaving thousands of seats unfilled each year despite ballooning demand and long waiting lists, according to an analysis of public data to be released Friday.

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Common Core Sets Education Goals That Emphasize Depth Over Breadth

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia Sacramento Bee
Monday, April 13, 2015

Three decades ago, a presidential commission warned that our students’ educational shortcomings had become so pronounced as to reach a tipping point that endangered national security.

Kiron K. Skinner

Kiron Skinner On TribLive

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia TribLive
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kiron Skinner, a Hoover fellow and associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), discusses CMU's new Institute for Politics and Strategy, which will open in July under her direction.



by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Monday, April 13, 2015

The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, unveiled a few days back by Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray and scheduled for HELP Committee mark-up on April 14, is a remarkable piece of work.

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TEDxStanford Returns For 2015 With Dynamic Speakers And A New Twist

with Alice L. Millervia Stanford Report
Thursday, April 9, 2015

TEDxStanford, the annual smorgasbord of fascinating Stanford speakers and performers, returns this year with a slightly different approach. The theme is "Turning Point" – the audience will hear stories of research, events and personal lives that have reached a critical moment.


K-12 Education Task Force

The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

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