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Paul E. Peterson On The Education Exchange: What Goes Into Choosing The Right College?

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson talks with Michael Horn about his new book Choosing College, co-written with Bob Moesta, and the different questions prospective college applicants should ask themselves as they work through the application process for college.

Analysis and Commentary

Fewer Children Left Behind: Lessons From The Dramatic Achievement Gains Of The 1990s And 2000s

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Earlier this year, speaking in front of the Education Writers Association, Secretary Betsy DeVos said that decades of reform efforts and increased social spending, both inside and outside of schools, “hasn’t ultimately improved anything for any students, particularly not for the most vulnerable students.” It’s a standard refrain from DeVos, and many other reformers as well, when making the case that past efforts have failed and it’s time to try something different. Even my friend Rick Hess, after acknowledging big gains in math achievement, has argued that “a fair assessment” of the past two decades of reform “would admit that there has been a lot of action, but not much in the way of demonstrated improvement.”

Analysis and Commentary

A Literacy Milestone For Students Of Color

by Christopher N. Ruszkowskivia Real Clear Education
Monday, October 14, 2019

A hard-earned milestone representing a boost in reading levels for thousands of students of color is in jeopardy—even before getting the attention that it deserves.


2019 Excellence Education Innovation Lab - Mike Petrilli Discusses Grade Inflation

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia BEST NC
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses grade inflation.


Michael Petrilli: Everything We Know About Effective Teachers

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about rigorous research and what it says about identifying, developing, and retaining effective teachers.
In the News

Thursday Short Cuts

quoting Thomas Sowell, Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Notable quotables from Thomas Sowell, Victor Davis Hanson, Charlie Kirk, and more.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 


AP: Great For Gifted High Schoolers

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

When considering the available options for gifted high-school kids, the Advanced Placement (AP) program may not be the first thing that comes to mind. That’s too bad because AP might be America’s most effective large-scale “gifted and talented” program at the high school level. That’s a conclusion we reached while researching and writing Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement, published last month by Princeton University Press.

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Tax Avengers: Endgame?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A recent schools tax measure failed—and failed badly. Californians may not be all that eager to weaken Proposition 13 after all.

Policy Seminar with Marco Di Maggio and Policy Seminar with Josh Rauh

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Marco Di Maggio, Ogunlesi Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, discussed “Second Chance: Life without Student Debt,” (with Ankit Kalda, and Vincent W. Yao).

Josh Rauh, senior fellow and Director of Research at the Hoover Institution and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, discussed “Behavioral Responses to State Income Taxation of High Earners: Evidence from California,” (with Ryan J. Shyu).



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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