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PolicyEd Introduces Policy Briefs

via PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Hoover Institution’s PolicyEd initiative today introduced a new educational video series entitled Policy Briefs, which explores issues related to civics, environment, economics, health care, and national security. Offering key principles and real-world examples, each episode features a succinct, easy to understand, and sharable policy explanation from a talk or presentation by a Hoover Institution fellow. 

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Announcement: Hoover Institution Digital Collections Launch On Calisphere University Of California

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of linking Hoover digital site (https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/collections) with Calisphere. Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums.

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Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs And Other Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added To The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the  Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings.  Among the trove’s notable items, acquired from sources in Germany and Turkey, are the memoirs of a Czech Legionnaire, Bohuslav Pekárek, as well as a number of ephemeral publications and imprints.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Deflation Of The Academic Brand

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council of Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the offices of the Brookings Institution — even as Trump’s wheelers and dealers crash and burn, too proud, too smelly, or too ignorant to call in their betters to come in and save Trump from himself.

Analysis and Commentary

Effectiveness Of Teaching Practices Depends On Classroom Composition

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 13, 2018

A new study investigates whether teaching practices differ in effectiveness depending on the students in the class. It finds that the impact of good classroom management and student-centered instruction vary depending on whether the students in the classroom are of high ability or of mixed ability.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Harvard’s Asian Exclusion."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Harvard’s Asian Exclusion."

Analysis and Commentary

The Best Educational YouTube Channels For Kids

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I’ve long had a complicated relationship with screen time for my young sons, but have come to see its benefits, especially if the focus is on quality over quantity. This has inspired me to publish lists of my favorite TV shows for young kids and for families; a compilation of educational videos; and a list of recommended apps. Now for the next frontier: YouTube. My ten-year-old LOVES “Geography Now!” and “Extra History,” from which he’s learned at least ten times more social studies than he has from Montgomery County Public Schools.

Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.
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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

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The Decline And Fall Of History

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Conservative Woman
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Professor Niall Ferguson has been raising the alarm on the plight of history departments within the academy, particularly the American academy, for some time. Here he outlines the collapse of serious history in top universities.

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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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