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Oscar-Winning Alum Tells SF State Grads To 'Make Great Things'

mentioning George P. Shultzvia SF State News
Friday, May 27, 2016
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, others honored at 115th Commencement.
In the News

New Education Law: Bipartisan No More

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia US News and World Report
Friday, May 27, 2016

Republicans are fuming over what they perceive as complete disregard for the intent of the reform law.

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In the News

Stanford Junior Receives Shultz Fellowship For Research On Israel

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Friday, May 27, 2016

Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior Yisroel Quint the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies.

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Analysis and Commentary

Proposed ESSA Regulations Limit States On Accountability

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, May 27, 2016

As everyone knows, the Department of Education released its latest package of proposed regulations today. Among other issues, this round addresses the heart of the Every Student Succeeds Act: its accountability provisions.


Carmel Valley Conference 2016 Podcasts Available Online

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Carmel Valley

The Hoover Institution’s recent Carmel Valley Conference offered an intimate forum where Hoover fellows could address current policy challenges from a candid perspective. We are pleased to share two of the most popular talks from the conference by Hoover fellows Victor Davis Hanson and Kori Schake, adapted below as audio podcasts.

In the News

Leaked Questions Rekindle Debate Over Common Core Tests

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The New York Times
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The questions, taken from a Common Core fourth-grade reading test, came to a Columbia professor in an email from an anonymous teacher, part of a blistering critique of the exam. The professor put the questions and the critique on her blog, and before she knew it, her posting ignited on the Internet, fueling a new round of anger about nationwide standardized testing.

Innovations That Bypass School Districts And Go Directly To Teachers And Students

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

As regular readers know, I’m in the middle of a series of posts exploring how education reformers can work to improve learning besides pushing for policy changes. One way is to spur “disruptive innovations” that target students, parents, and/or teachers directly.

Analysis and Commentary

Commencement Season

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This is the season of college Commencement speeches — an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times

Analysis and Commentary

Why It's Hard To Grasp Charter School Effectiveness

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, May 23, 2016

Supporting charter schools requires tough love. It isn’t enough to create them and let kids attend them. They also need to be run with integrity; their books need to balance; their pupils must be safe; and above all, their academic achievement has to be strong, especially when gauged by student growth.

Paul E. Peterson
Analysis and Commentary

Not Leaving, Just Changing Jobs

by Paul E. Petersonvia EducationNext
Monday, May 23, 2016

This is the last issue of Education Next for which I will serve as editor-in-chief. In an era when many magazines have disappeared from newsstands, it is an honor that so many of you continue to find the journal’s material worthy of your consideration.


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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