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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: More Parents Now Admit That Their Kids Have Fallen Behind Academically. Can That Awareness Power A New Wave Of Reform?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how to leverage parents’ newfound awareness of their children's academic struggles during the pandemic.

Meet The Hoover Institution Experts Partnering With Innovate Alabama

mentioning Stephen Haber, Eric Hanushek, Joshua D. Rauh, Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Alabama Newscenter
Monday, February 8, 2021

Six experts from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution are partnering with Innovate Alabama to develop policy recommendations that will grow Alabama’s economy, particularly in technology.

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K-12 Education Was Broken Long Before The Pandemic. Let's Rethink It

by Kate J. Hardiman, Clint Bolickvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

COVID-19 has disrupted American life in many ways, but its effect on our children has been particularly devastating.

The Coronavirus Scar

by Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmannvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How can we reduce the lifelong learning losses many students have suffered? By making education’s “new normal” a better normal.

Charter Schools Rising

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Black and low-income students are making faster gains in charter schools than in traditional ones.

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In Search Of An Education Breakthrough

by Clint Bolick, Kate J. Hardimanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Schools need top-to-bottom transformation, and there’s no more time to waste.


With Schools Closing Around The Country And A Nominee For Secretary Of Education On The Horizon, The Hoover Education Success Initiative Releases An Evidence-based Policy Paper Exploring “School Accountability—Past, Present, & Future”

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The third of four education policy briefs to be released by the Hoover Education Success Initiative in 2020, it explores the past, present and future of school accountability systems at the federal, state, and local levels, making recommendations on how state governments should proceed amidst uncertainty.

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Toward Equitable School Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

For school choice to become more equitable, all parents must be allowed access to a wider selection of schools: a portfolio of options within school districts, an expanded number of charter schools, and school vouchers and tax-credit scholarships that can be used at private schools.

HESI Policy Analysis

School Accountability—Past, Present, and Future

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Five years into implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), this paper examines the past, present, and future of school accountability.

In the News

George Shultz, James Timbie, Adele Hayutin: The Emerging New World

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Commonwealth Club
Friday, November 13, 2020

Join us for a rare conversation with renowned statesman George Shultz, former long-time State Department official James Timbie and economist Adele Hayutin about opportunities facing the United States and the world at this unique point in history.


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