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HHS Spending And The Quest For More Money

mentioning Hoover Institution, Eurekavia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Hoover Institutions’ EUREKA newsletter this month examines California’s Revenue Conundrum.

Mao Textbook
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Silas Palmer Fellow Uncovers The Socialization Of Chinese Schoolchildren Through Maoist Textbooks At Hoover

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kyle David, a recent Silas Palmer fellow at Hoover Library & Archives and a doctoral candidate in Modern Chinese and World History at the University of California at Irvine, shares his experience of using Maoist textbooks to study the socialization of  schoolchildren during China’s turbulent twentieth century.

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Education and testing
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Public Supports Testing, Opposes Opt-Out, Opposes Federal Intervention

by Paul E. Peterson, Martin R. Westvia EducationNext
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Testing and accountability have become a focal point of the congressional debate over the new federal education bill designed to replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB), originally scheduled to expire in 2007. The Senate and the House have each passed a bill revising the law, but disagreement persists on a key testing provision.

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Eric Hanushek On The Education, Skills, And The Millennium Development Goals

interview with Eric Hanushekvia EconTalk
Monday, July 27, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the importance of basic education in math and literacy and their relationship to economic growth.

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Diane Ravitch, Union Shops And The Education Next Poll

by Paul E. Petersonvia EducationNext
Monday, July 27, 2015

An ancient Armenian King, Tigranes the Great, when told Roman General Lucius Lucullus and his army were en route to Armenia, had the messenger beheaded. Unfortunately, that made it difficult for Tigranes to gather any further intelligence, Plutarch tells us.

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Teacher Unions And Civil Rights Groups Battle Over Future Of No Child Left Behind

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Deseret News (UT)
Friday, July 24, 2015

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week, one key amendment lay on the cutting room floor.

Paul Gregory, organizer of the 2015 Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes; James Mulvenon, workshop keynote speaker; and Eric Wakin, Robert H. Malott Director of Hoover Institution Library & Archives
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Workshop Keynote Speaker James Mulvenon Discusses Dangers Of Chinese Cyber Attacks Against America

Friday, July 24, 2015

On July 22, Dr. James Mulvenon delivered a lively discussion of US-Chinese cyber relations as the keynote speaker for the Hoover Institution’s 2015 Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes.  His lecture described the overwhelming threat of cyber attack against America currently originating in China, and revealed information about counterterrorism measures being taken by the US government against foreign hackers.  

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Bill Evers On The Rod Arquette Show (Registration Required)

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia iHeartMedia
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses how the national English and mathematics standards that are part of Common Core actually violate several federal laws

Polish Visitors to the Hoover Library and Archives
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Polish Visitors To The Hoover Library And Archives

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hoover has welcomed several researchers from Poland this summer, in part thanks to the Silas Palmer Fellowship program inaugurated by the Library and Archives.  The Silas Palmer fellows included Maciej Milczanowski, Michał Przeperski and Nicholas Siekierski. 

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School Buses
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Pre-K And Charter Schools: Where State Policies Create Barriers To Collaboration

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, July 23, 2015

You don’t have to be a diehard liberal to believe that it’s nuts to wait until kids—especially poor kids—are five years old to start their formal education. We know that many children arrive in kindergarten with major gaps in knowledge, vocabulary, and social skills.

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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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