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Analysis and Commentary

Students Learn More From Teachers With High Grading Standards

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Many moons ago, one of us was a first-year teacher of high school English in a rural district that loved its football. It was the end of the first term as I sat at my desk after school in a musty classroom trailer—there being no room in the main building for rookies—trying to finish up my grades in time for report cards. 


Online Asset Pricing Back Again!

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Monday, February 3, 2020

My online Asset Pricing course is back again, after one more software/administrative change once again threatened its demise.  It's still on Canvas, but you have to ask to sign on. 

HESI Policy AnalysisFeatured

The Unavoidable: Tomorrow's Teacher Compensation

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Thursday, January 30, 2020

States and localities cannot avoid dealing with issues of teacher compensation. Not only is it the largest budget item for many local governments, but also it is the place of largest leverage for improving the quality of schools.


Michael Petrilli On The EdNext Podcast: Staying The Course With Common Core

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia EdNext Podcast
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the Common Core State Standards Initiative and why there is still time to see positive results from the shift to national standards.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Increasing Teacher Diversity In Massachusetts

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Monday, January 13, 2020

Melanie Rucinski, a doctoral student in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her new paper, “Racial Diversity in the Teacher Pipeline,” which looks at how Massachusetts might make the teaching workforce better reflect the student population.

Analysis and Commentary

Dear Teachers, Most Of The Popular Lessons You Found Online Aren't Worth Using

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As we were putting the final touches on our new report, The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar: Is What's Online Any Good?, Amazon unveiled a “new storefront” called Amazon Ignite. The site will allow educators to earn money by publishing—online, of course—their original educational resources (lesson plans, worksheets, games, and more).

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: The Inner Workings Of The Providence Public School District

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, December 9, 2019

David Steiner, the Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the review of the Providence Public School District recently undertaken by Johns Hopkins. The review includes distressing news on proficiency in math and reading, teacher morale and deteriorating facilities.


Michael Petrilli On The Education Gadfly Show: The Effects Of Early College Programs

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses the long-term impact of early college high school programs.

Analysis and Commentary

Put “Whole Language” On Trial

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The case against reading instruction that leads to illiteracy.

David Berlinski
In the News

“Erudite,” “Profound,” “Beautifully Wrought”: Peter Robinson On Berlinski’s Human Nature

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Evolution News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Those are just some of the terms of apt praise applied to David Berlinsk’s new book, Human Nature, by Peter Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.


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