As state legislative sessions begin around the country, the Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI), a new research program at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has released “The Unavoidable: Tomorrow’s Teacher Compensation”—a policy briefing on the important connections between teacher compensation systems and student achievement outcomes.
Partisans of social-emotional learning are wont to make their case in utopian terms: Create better learning environments and good things will happen to kids, to academic achievement, to the society in which we live, etc.
In the two-week lead-up to Super Bowl LIV, the San Francisco 49ers encountered a foe more complicated than the high-octane offense of the Kansas City Chiefs: a stubborn San Francisco city government that, publicly at least, showed little interest in throwing a parade should the local team prevail on Sunday (it’s been 25 years since a California-based NFL team has brought home the Lombardi Trophy).
(17:12) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the effects of the public option for health care. Chen notes that the pubic option for health care has the potential to become the third largest government program behind Medicare and Social Security.
Jonathan Rodden is unhappy. In American elections, Democrats often receive a larger number of votes than their Republican rivals, but they nevertheless frequently fail to win elections. “In most democracies, the path to victory is simple: win more votes than your competitors.
In any recounting of the horrific deeds of Joseph Stalin, know this: You'd better settle in, because the list is long, painful to recite, and rife with incalculable suffering and death. Stalin grew his power as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in the early 1920s after the Russian Revolution. He later became the unquestioned and de facto dictator of the Soviet Union and was shockingly ruthless when it came to killing his people.
Puerto Rico education department slowly opens schools after devastating earthquake: 177 schools that have been certified and inspected by engineers opened their doors on Tuesday and Wednesday to welcome back students after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake delayed the start of classes. On Monday, 51 more schools will also be ready, Puerto Rico Education Secretary Eligio Hernández Pérez said.