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In the News

California School Dashboard Has Plenty Of Critics

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Monterey Herald
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Top education officials seem enamored with the California School Dashboard, the new tool being used to measure how schools and districts are performing.

In the News

Former Minnesota Teachers Join Discussion On Federal School Discipline Policy

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia MPR News
Friday, November 17, 2017

Two Minnesota teachers who have been outspoken about student violence found an audience in top education officials at a meeting in Washington Friday.

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Arkansas' ESSA Plan Receives High Ratings From Fordham Institute

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Newton County Times
Thursday, November 16, 2017

In a national policy review, Arkansas’ Every Student Succeeds Act plan has been recognized as one of only seven in the nation to receive a strong rating in three major categories for its new accountability system. This recognition comes from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

In the News

Our Editorial: Too Many Teachers Skipping Class

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Detroit News
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Students aren’t the only ones skipping class, according to a new report. Many teachers are, too. That poses problems for obvious reasons. As Michigan looks to improve its standing in education, this is something the state simply must solve.

In the News

What New Book Are You Most Excited About?

quoting Jennifer Burnsvia The Chronicle of Higher Education
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Eleven scholars on what they’re looking forward to reading.


Michael Petrilli: Cheer Up, Education Reformers

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses education reform’s surprisingly good year.


College Needs A Rethink

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Remember how the Wizard of Oz, once the curtain was drawn back, turned out to be an insignificant little blowhard? What if “college education” in America, especially the kind that culminates in a bachelor’s degree, is headed toward a similar revelation?

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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. 


Michael Petrilli: Praise For Charter Teachers—For Showing Up To Work

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses Fordham’s new report on teacher absenteeism.

Analysis and Commentary

Another Reason To Love Charter Schools: Their Teachers Actually Show Up For Work

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Fox News
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Like everyone else, educators must occasionally miss work. They and their kids get the flu, too. Yet we also know that teachers are the single most powerful instrument that schools have to boost student learning. When they miss school, their pupils miss out on education. Indeed, research suggests that a 10-day increase in teacher absenteeism is associated with up to 25 days of student learning loss in math.


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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