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What Do Test Scores Really Mean For The Economy?

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Monday, June 4, 2018

It is increasingly common to hear public statements downplaying the results of student tests. Such was the widespread reaction after the annual release of the highly reliable National Assessment of Educational Progress test scores in April, often called the "nation's report card."

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam Panel

Panel Discussion On The Vietnam War Opens New Exhibition

Monday, June 4, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of the exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam with a panel discussion about Vietnam War-era politics and journalism.

Analysis and Commentary

Why I Called On Conservative Students In A Free Speech Fight

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, June 4, 2018

My Uncle Ian enjoyed asking his younger brother when that wastrel Niall would leave college and get a real job. The implication was that, by becoming an academic, I had essentially failed to grow up. I sometimes think Uncle Ian was right.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Tennessee Commissioner Of Education Candice McQueen

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 4, 2018

A new analysis by Education Next finds that the state that has raised its proficiency standards the most over the past 10 years is Tennessee. In this episode, Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how her state has raised its standards and made other changes to advance student learning.

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In the News

Driven By Common Core Rigor, States Are Raising Proficiency Bar For Reading And Math, New Report Finds

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia The 74 Million
Thursday, May 31, 2018

A fourth-grader reading at grade level at a Louisiana public school might find himself behind his new classmates if his family moved to New York. That’s because state exams in New York require a higher proficiency standard for fourth-grade reading than Louisiana’s do. A 48-point-higher standard, to be exact.

Analysis and Commentary

7 Suggestions For Better School Discipline

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

It seems pretty likely that the Trump administration will revise or rescind an Obama-era directive intended to address racial disparities in school disciplinary actions. The "Dear Colleague" letter in question, issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in 2014, has been the subject of much debate of late. 

Analysis and Commentary

Duke Erodes Liberal Education

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, June 2, 2018

On May 8, the Duke University student newspaper published a stirring letter addressed to the school community that was co-signed by 101 students and former students. The letter protested the decision of the university’s Sanford School of Public Policy to decline to renew the contract of Evan Charney, associate professor of the practice of public policy and political science, and called on the provost to reverse the decision.


Michael Petrilli On Education (54:55)

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia WV MetroNews
Friday, June 1, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses stagnant test scores, raising the bar, encouraging students to work/try harder, and holding students accountable.
In the News

Research: Takeovers Of Urban Districts Like JCPS Usually Don't Work

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Courier-Journal
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Kentucky education officials are considering a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools despite a lack of evidence that such moves transform academic achievement across large, urban districts.
Analysis and Commentary

This University's Problems Are A Microcosm Of Washington DC's

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, May 31, 2018
One of the nation's most successful university presidents, C.L. Max Nikias of the University of Southern California, recently shocked the Trojan community with his abrupt resignation. Although Nikias had been highly successful in raising money and, with it, USC's profile and reputation, he had also presided over the university's mishandling of scandals and crises.


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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