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Analysis and Commentary

The Winter 2019 Issue Of Education Next Is Here!

by Education Nextvia Education Next
Friday, December 7, 2018

The Winter 2019 issue of Education Next is now available in full on our website. The issue presents results from the 2018 EdNext Poll of public opinion. Among this year’s findings are rising support for increased teacher salaries and growing favor for universal school vouchers and charter schools. The twelfth annual poll also reveals how union and nonunion teachers differ on key education policy matters.

The Rise of the New Old Left

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, December 7, 2018

What fuels the radicals of our bitter, contradictory age?

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Congratulations To Undergraduate Researcher Kyle Duchynski!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sophomore Kyle Duchynski was recently selected for an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award for his project, “The Forgotten Fight: The Failings of the Allied Intervention in Siberia.”

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Professor Mark Ravina of Emory University
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CEAS And Hoover Celebrate Their Joint Anniversaries In A Two-Day Alumni Event On “Japan In The Pacific World”

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In their first-ever collaboration in fifty years, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and Hoover Institution Library & Archives jointly held a two-day celebration of a trifecta of anniversaries: the CEAS’s 50th Anniversary, Hoover’s centennial and, the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration in Japan.

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Credit Recovery: Good Intentions, Poor Execution

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Last May, Slate ran an eight-part series exploring the rise in online learning for high school students who had failed a course. One of the articles included a screenshot of this tweet with identifying information removed: “If anyone wants to go online and do my chemistry credit recovery, I’d be more than happy to give you my username and password.”

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To Improve Educational Practice, Let Researchers Peek Into The Black Box Of The Classroom

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

I’m in the middle of a series of posts looking at how we might usher in a “Golden Age of Educational Practice” now that big new policy initiatives appear to be on ice. Last week I claimed that all of the possibilities that might work at scale entail various investments in innovation and R&D. Such efforts will only be successful, though, with exponentially better insight into what’s actually happening in the classroom.

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The Education Exchange: Inside Government With Erica Suares

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, December 3, 2018

Erica Suares, Senior Policy Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss some of the inner workings of legislation in the Senate, including how the tax reform bill came together and what's on the horizon for higher education and school choice.

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What The 2018 Elections Mean For American Education

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, December 3, 2018

On Tuesday, November 27, the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers co-sponsored an event called “The 2018 Elections: What Do They Mean for American Education?” Moderated by Michelle Ringuette, assistant to the president for labor, government & political affairs at the American Federation of Teachers, the panel featured Domingo Morel, assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and the Albert Shanker Institute, and Fordham Insitute president Michael Petrilli.

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Hoover Scholar Examines New Title IX Rules For Colleges

Monday, December 3, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

New guidelines from the US Department of Education on sexual misconduct on university campuses would put due process into effect and create a more just environment, a Hoover scholar says.

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Remembering Two Education Reformers

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Sunday, December 2, 2018

American education lost two great leaders last week with the passing of George H.W. Bush and Harold O. Levy. It’s likely they never even met, as they came from different worlds and moved through the education solar system on different orbits. They belonged to different political parties and hailed from different generations. Yet their contributions to the betterment of K-12 education in the United States were both large and in interesting ways parallel.

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