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U.S. Universities -- Not So Innocent Abroad?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

American universities are enjoying boom times abroad. Many of the most prestigious have established branch campuses overseas and launched collaborations with foreign governments and institutions of higher education, particularly in Asia and the Middle East.

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APUSH In The Wrong Direction? Looking At Revised U.S. History Curriculum For AP Students

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia Deseret News (UT)
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Last year, the College Board — the nonprofit organization that writes, administers and grades the Scholastic Aptitude Test as well as the 30-plus Advanced Placement courses for high school students taking college-level classes for college credit — replaced its five-page topical U.S. history course outline with a 134-page APUSH Framework.

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The Importance Of Quality Education

quoting Eric Hanushekvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, June 25, 2015

The economists defined education, or human capital, as it is known, in terms of average years of schooling and average test scores. It is critical to emphasize the “quality” of human capital.


Charter Schools At (Almost) A Quarter-Century: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Mannovia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Minnesota passed the nation’s first charter school law in 1991, nearly twenty-five years ago. And it’s been fifteen years since we published Charter Schools in Action, which described this educational innovation as a promising path to stronger student achievement and an engine “to recreate the democratic underpinnings of public education and rejoin schools to a vigorous civil society.”

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Boost Basic Skills To Add $28 Trillion To U.S. Economy, Study Says

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If all students achieved a minimum level of basic skills, their increased earnings as adults would repay the entire investment in K-12 education, according to a study by two economists.

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Hoover Digest 2015 NO. 3 Is Now Online

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The latest issue of Hoover Digest in now available online.
No Sign Of Restraint” by George P. Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger
Minimum Wage As Stealth Tax” by Thomas E. MaCurdy
A (Dry) Winter’s Tale” by Victor Davis Hanson

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New Orleans Public Schools Elicit Scrutiny And Hope

quoting Paul T. Hillvia Tulane University
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, and Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and a Tulane University graduate, discuss the future of urban education at the Tulane Education Research Alliance conference in New Orleans on Friday, June 19.


Redefining The School District In America

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, June 22, 2015

Years into America’s quest to fix its failing schools, everyone agrees that it is extraordinarily hard work to turn them around. But that hasn’t stopped us from trying.

A Degree Of Difficulty

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Not every job requires a college degree. Employers are shrinking the labor pool unfairly—and unwisely.

Human Capital 101

by Clifton B. Parkerfeaturing Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Why does college enrollment boom when the economy goes bust?


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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