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Condoleezza Rice and Persis Drell looking at an L&A exhibit during Juneteenth 2022 event

Hoover Fellows Commemorate Juneteenth Freedom Day

via Fellow Talks
Friday, June 17, 2022

Hoover fellows described African Americans’ struggle for freedom and equality during a panel discussion hosted in advance of Juneteenth Freedom Day (June 19), a newly recognized national federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in 1865.

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Measuring Opportunity in U.S. Higher Education

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia NBER
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

In identifying whether universities provide opportunities for low-income students, there is a measurement challenge: different institutions face students with different incomes and preparation. We show how a hypothetical university's “relevant pool”–the students from whom it could plausibly draw–affects popular measures: the Pell share, Bottom Quintile share, and Intergenerational Mobility.


Hold Montgomery Officials Accountable For School Closures

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 16, 2022

These communities have many things in common with Montgomery County, including their progressive values, commitment to public schools and highly educated populations.

Perspectives on PolicyFeatured

Are Declining Test Scores Coming For The COVID Generation?

by Michael J. Petrillivia PolicyEd
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

National test scores suggest that large economic shocks lead to long-lasting effects on student achievement.

Analysis and Commentary

Marcus Foster Raised Expectations For All Students

interview with Paul E. Peterson, John P. Spencervia Education Next
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson talks with John Spencer about the American history, racial disparities, and school reform.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Do New York City Charter Schools Fuel Racial Segregation?

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 13, 2022

An Assistant Professor at Temple University, Sarah Cordes, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Cordes’ latest study, which measures the effect of charter schools on the diversity of nearby district schools.

In the News

$10 Trillion Economy Goal By 2035 "Ambitious" But "Achievable": Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Friday, June 10, 2022

Raghuram Rajan also suggested that India should be careful to avoid economic isolation and too much focus on self-reliance.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Narrow The Excellence Gap In Early Elementary School

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Friday, June 3, 2022

In recent weeks, I’ve dug into the “excellence gap“—the sharp divides along lines of race and class at the highest levels of academic and educational achievement.


Natalie Wexler Goes Astray On The NAEP Reading Test

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Natalie Wexler has done much (along with the likes of Jeanne Chall, Don Hirsch, Dan Willingham, Kate Walsh, and Robert Pondiscio) to establish the fact that there’s science behind the act of reading and the related proposition that real reading (not just “decoding”) is no isolated skill but, rather, a complicated process of making sense of what one reads on the page in the context of what one already knows.

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Ukraine, China, And Gun Violence, With Condoleezza Rice

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Condoleezza Ricevia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Thursday, June 2, 2022

As the Russia–Ukraine conflict approaches the 100-day mark, is any kind of resolution in sight? Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of state and the Hoover Institution’s Tad and Dianne Taube Director, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a conversation encompassing the war in Eastern Europe, its impact on US-Sino policy, plus what the scourge of gun violence says about America’s social and cultural divides.


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