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Michael Petrilli: The Kanye Edition

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses education in New Orleans, school governance, Common Core-aligned assignments, and charter school openings in NYC.


Chester Finn: Can Gifted Education Survive The Common Core?

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn moderates a discussion on what the Common Core portends for gifted students and their teachers.
Analysis and Commentary

Six Education Themes For 2016

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Last month, Campbell Brown and the American Federation for Children will host an education policy summit in New Hampshire with six of the seventeen GOP presidential contenders. (A similar forum among Democratic candidates is scheduled for October in Iowa.) Here we present six education policy themes—and associated infographics—that we hope the candidates embrace.

Moscow, Russia
In the News

LAHS Student Spends Summer At Bolshoi Ballet Academy

quoting Michael McFaulvia Los Altos Town Crier (CA)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Los Altos High School junior Jillian Smith twirled her way to Moscow this summer, landing a six-week language and ballet scholarship at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Education and testing
Analysis and Commentary

Forum: Don’t Shoot The Test-Score Messenger, Connecticut

by Michael J. Petrillivia New Haven Register (CT)
Monday, August 31, 2015

Five long years ago, Connecticut and more than 40 other states a­dopted the Common Core standards in reading and math, setting dramatically higher expectations for students in elementary and secondary schools.

In the News

Increased Education Spending Doesn’t Always Equal Better Results

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Mississippi Watchdog
Monday, August 31, 2015

In the fight over a Mississippi ballot initiative to increase state spending on K-12 education, a key issue gets overlooked: Are we getting our money’s worth?

Analysis and Commentary

What Twitter Says About The Education Policy Debate

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Twitter will turn 10 next year, meaning it’s been a long time since it was the Internet’s shiny new thing. We now take for granted that it’s an important—if often vitriolic—platform for public policy debate, including the high-pitched battles over education reform.


Colleges' Big Fail: Protecting Feelings, But Not Speech

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The annual ritual of freshman orientation, which begins in mid-summer and extends through mid-September, is in full swing. Colleges are welcoming students and showing them around, acquainting them with classmates and college facilities, and making them aware of the full range of campus activities, clubs, and programs. 

In the News

Maryland Chief Lillian Lowery Leaving To Head Ohio Non-Profit

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Friday, August 28, 2015

Lillian M. Lowery, who has served as Maryland's state education commissioner since 2012, is leaving to head up an Ohio-based education non-profit with a focus on early-childhood education.


‘No-Racially-Disparate-Discipline’ Policies Opposed By Both Teachers And General Public

by Paul E. Petersonquoting Richard A. Epsteinvia EducationNext
Monday, August 31, 2015

In 2014 the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, acting together, sent every school district a letter asking local officials to avoid racial bias when suspending or expelling students.


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.

CREDO at Stanford University