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The School Plan By The State Government Of California Fails To Win Approval From The Federal Government

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia California Blog
Monday, January 8, 2018

The American Department of Education has found substantive errors in the plan by the State of California which highlights how the state authorities will utilize billions of dollars of aid from the federal education budget to prove schools in the state that have been recording low-performance. 

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U.S. Dept. Of Ed Grant Priorities Push School Choice Plus STEM

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Journal
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education is taking public comments on her proposed priorities for $700 million in discretionary grants the agency will issue annually in the coming years.

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Three Ways Forward

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

The charter movement has not one mission but three: improve teaching, spur districts to do better, and—as a last resort—reboot hopeless schools. 

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Bully for Budget Cuts

by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Algervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 23, 2017

Never mind the hysteria. The proposed federal cuts in education funding are smart and long overdue. 

In the News

Mid 84 Percent Student Failure Rate In Sandoval, Superintendent Touts Income Tax Hike As Elixir

quoting Eric Hanushekvia SW Illinois News
Friday, September 22, 2017

Sandoval CUSD 501 Superintendent Jennifer Garrison was a strong advocate for raising taxes to increase school funding and enacting a fundamental change in the funding formula. 


Chester Finn Talks With David Osborne On C-SPAN

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via C-SPAN
Monday, September 18, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn interviews author David Osborne concerning the charter school movement and Osborne offers his outlook for the future of public education as he discusses his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System. 

Analysis and Commentary

Bricks Without Straw: Maryland’s ESSA Accountability Plan

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, Maryland governor Larry Hogan notified the State Board of Education (on which I serve*) and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that he will not sign the state’s ESSA accountability plan, which is due in Washington on Monday. The previous day, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker notified his...

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The Michigan Model: A New Approach To Financial Aid

featuring Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Harvard Political Review
Sunday, September 17, 2017

HAIL and the Go Blue Guarantee owe much of their marketing design to a 2013 reportfrom economists Caroline Hoxby and Sarah TurnerThe report shows how much progress can be achieved through strategic marketing. Several components of HAIL and the Go Blue Guarantee borrow directly from that report, providing evidence of those theories for other schools to consider.

Analysis and Commentary

Top Education Policy People And Organizations On Social Media 2017

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, August 31, 2017

After taking last year off, we’re back with our (mostly) annual look at who is dominating Twitter and other forms of social media in the education policy world. This exercise is inevitably unscientific and subjective, so please take it with a grain of salt. Still, the trends are always...


Secret Finding From PDK Poll: Support For Vouchers Is Rising

by Paul E. Petersonvia EducationNext
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 12 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015. Meanwhile, voucher opposition fell by 18 percentage points over this same four-year time...


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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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