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It's The Phonics, Stupid

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Patriot Post
Monday, January 7, 2019

Nothing imperils our nation’s future more than our education system. A reasonably educated populace would have little use for orchestrated polarization, gutter-mouth politics, the cultural sewage that passes for popular entertainment, and the complete abandonment of decency, decorum, and common sense that is now the norm. Nothing reinforces that norm more effectively than raising a nation of American students who cannot read.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Who Benefits From Redshirting?

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, January 7, 2019

Many parents choose to wait an extra year before enrolling a child in elementary school, a practice known as redshirting. Does this practice benefit the children who are held back? This week, Paul E. Peterson talks with Phillip Cook of Duke University, the co-author of a new study on the impact of delayed entry on student achievement.

Analysis and Commentary

Districts Should Start Fresh On School Discipline Reform In The New Year

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, January 4, 2019

For the new year to bring a new politics to America—one marked by a pragmatic search for solutions, with good ideas from left, right, and center—it’s going to have to come from the bottom up, far away from the Washington outrage machine. A good place to start would be the contentious challenge of school discipline.

Analysis and Commentary

Deconstructing Teacher Turnover

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, January 3, 2019

During the news lull between Christmas and New Years, the Wall Street Journal published an alarmist piece about the high rate of teachers and other public educators quitting their jobs. Reporters Michelle Hackman and Erick Morath examined Labor Department data on employee turnover during the first ten months of 2018 and found that educators were exiting at the rate of 83 per 10,000 per month, which would work out to almost one in ten over the course of a full year.

Analysis and Commentary

Petrilli: For The New Year, Districts Should Make A Fresh Start On School Discipline Reform

by Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

For the new year to bring a new politics to America — one marked by a pragmatic search for solutions, with good ideas from left, right, and center — it’s going to have to come from the bottom up, far away from the Washington outrage machine. A good place to start would be the contentious challenge of school discipline.

Analysis and Commentary

Exchange Replay: High School Grade Inflation On The Rise

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A study based on data from North Carolina finds that grade inflation increased over the last decade and that grade inflation was more severe in schools attended by affluent students than in those attended by lower-income pupils.

Analysis and Commentary

Exchange Replay: A Survey Of Teachers By Teachers

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, December 24, 2018

How do teachers feel about the changes taking place in American education? In this replay episode, Evan Stone, the co-founder and CEO of Educators for Excellence, joined Paul E. Peterson to discuss his organization's survey, “Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of America’s Educators.”

Analysis and Commentary

2020 Is Practically Around The Corner

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
No, this has naught to do with the next election. It’s about an immediate target here at Fordham: to generate and publish some fresh thinking, mostly from prominent conservatives and other sensible folk, about the future direction of American education. We call it Education 20/20, and it got off to an awesome start in the final third of 2018 with a line-up of seven superb thinker/writer/speakers.

PolicyEd 2018 Year in Review

Friday, December 21, 2018
Stanford

PolicyEd has become a strategic mainstay for Hoover and the centerpiece of the institution’s bottom-up approach to engaging the broader public in policy discussions. We have assembled an impressive library of accessible video content to introduce Hoover policy ideas to younger people in particular. PolicyEd content includes short animations, video series, and several feature-length documentary films spanning a variety of topics, from economics, national security, and health care to the environment and civics. This year we released four new series and a total of 42 videos. Since launching in late 2016, PolicyEd videos have been watched nearly 60 million times.

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Research Review Indicates Money Does Matter In Education

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Dive
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A new research review released through the National Bureau of Economic Research, written by Northwestern economist Kirabo Jackson and focusing on 13 studies published between 1997 and 2018, supports the idea that spending more money on education has statistical benefits for students, Chalkbeat reports.

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