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This Week’s ESSA News: Looking For Vendors With Proof Of Effectiveness, How ESSA Is Changing State Testing, Which States Are Making Student Well-Being A Priority & More

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrilli has been “trying to make sense of the sizable gains made by America’s lowest-performing students and kids of color that coincided with the peak of the modern education reform movement.” He finishes up his series on this topic in this Sept. 9 Education Next piece by “offering some personal reflections on what we’ve learned,” recapping “the facts,” and acknowledging “the vast amount of ground yet to cover.”

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Hayward And Yoo: The Free Speech Crisis On Our Campuses

by Steven Hayward, John Yoovia Broad And Liberty
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Want to fight administrative bias and cowardice at schools like Penn and Villanova? Speak out and stop donating.

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Not All Gifted Children Are From Affluent Families

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

All of us understand why so many discussions about K-12 education center on bringing low-achieving students up to speed. How could they not? Despite massive increases in school spending over the past half-century, the U.S. Department of Education reports that nearly two-thirds of our youngsters score below the proficient level on national reading tests, and large socioeconomic disparities persist. 

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How Not To Teach American History

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The importance of civics in American education

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Rebecca Friedrichs’ Fight Against Teachers Unions

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 16, 2019

Rebecca Friedrichs, the lead plaintiff in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case that ended in a four-four split in the Supreme Court, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her book, “Standing Up to Goliath,” and how teachers feel about national unions.

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Transcript: Condoleezza Rice On "Face The Nation," September 15, 2019

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Face the Nation (CBS)
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses John Bolton, foreign policy, Russia, employment, automation, trade, education, and much more.

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Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: Parents’ Role In School Improvement

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli offers advice on how parents can play a role in improving their kids’ schools.

Analysis and Commentary

How Personalized Learning Enthusiasts Can Ensure They Aren’t Lowering The Bar For The Kids Who Are Behind

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Last week I argued that one of the greatest challenges facing elementary educators is the vast gulf in readiness levels between their high- and low-achieving students. Some kids enter first grade ready for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, if not Harry Potter, while others are still sounding out their letters. We looked at how two very different school models—Rocketship and Wildflower—cope.

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ISU In-line With National Trend Of Rising Tuition

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Bengal (Idaho State University)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Rising tuition increases are nothing new, and with the student debt crisis recently reaching 1.5 trillion dollars, most every student can feel the pressure of paying tuition now and paying it off later.

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What We Are Reading Today: Learning In The Fast Lane

featuring Chester E. Finn Jr.via Arab News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Advanced Placement program stands as the foremost source of college-level academics for millions of high school students in the US and beyond. More than 22,000 schools now participate in it, across nearly forty subjects, from Latin and art to calculus and computer science. Yet remarkably little has been known about how this nongovernmental program became one of the greatest success stories in K–12 education — until now.

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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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