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Who Needs To Be “In The Room Where It Happens” To Improve US K-12 Schools?

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Until now, education insiders haven't needed a program to identify the players.  After school closures, remote learning, hybrid models and other adaptations, COVID has raised awareness of the challenges of US K-12 education as never before.  New stakeholders are on the scene and plan to remain. The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts Who needs to be “in the room where it happens” to improve US K-12 schools? on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 1PM PT.

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Can We Choose Our Way To Better Schools?

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Nearly three decades have been spent promoting school choice as a vehicle for improved academics and equity. COVID introduced new urgency into the need for options to meet the needs of students.  Can school choice carry the day?
 
The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts Can we choose our way to better schools? on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 1PM PT.
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Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The general media is the primary source of information about efforts to improve public education in the U.S.  Can they serve a critical role in the recovery of public education from COVID?  Do we need to watch the watchdogs? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts, Fourth estate or fifth wheel?  The role of the media in education reform, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1PM PT. Register to attend.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: School Re-Openings – Following The Political Science

interview with Michael T. Hartneyvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The ascent of teachers’ unions and the role that unions played during the past year’s school-reopening drama.

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Can We Stop The Clock? Replacing Seat Time With Mastery

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Every student who has ever watched the clock during class knows that seat time does not equal learning.  The impact of COVID on student academic progress makes it more important than ever to refocus on how well students master the learning standards.  The good work of several educators show us how this can be done.

The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts Can We Stop The Clock? Replacing Seat Time With Mastery. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1PM PT.

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Will Increasing Teacher Pay Harm Students?

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Momentum is growing for significant increases to teachers‘ salaries. Can we be certain in the post-COVID world that the plan would lead to positive outcomes?

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The Education Exchange: Walsh – In Six States, Institutions Where Nearly Every Teacher Candidate Who Takes The License Exam Flunks On First Try, A New Report Finds

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 16, 2021

The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, Kate Walsh, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by the NCTQ, which looks at how licensure tests can help improve teacher quality, and whether teachers should be required to take such tests at all.

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Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System

via Fellow Talks
Monday, June 28, 2021

The Hoover Institution Press presents a discussion of the recent publication Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System with authors Clint Bolick and Kate J. Hardiman, joined by Hoover Senior Fellow Chester E. Finn, Jr., on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm PT | 4:00 pm ET.

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Teacher Union Power In California: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

by Michael T. Hartneyvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Charles Chapel, a California state assemblyman in the 1950s and 1960s, once said that he feared just three things: God, his redheaded wife, and the California Teachers Association (CTA).

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Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System

Monday, June 28, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution Press presents a discussion of the recent publication Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System with authors Clint Bolick and Kate J. Hardiman, joined by Hoover Senior Fellow Chester E. Finn, Jr., on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm PT | 4:00 pm ET.

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