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Can We Stop The Clock? Replacing Seat Time With Mastery

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Every student who has ever watched the clock during class knows that seat time does not equal learning.  The impact of COVID on student academic progress makes it more important than ever to refocus on how well students master the learning standards.  The good work of several educators show us how this can be done.

The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts Can We Stop The Clock? Replacing Seat Time With Mastery. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1PM PT.

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Federalism At Work: A Governor’s Perspective

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Governor Kristi Noem in conversation with Scott Atlas on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET.

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Will Increasing Teacher Pay Harm Students?

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Momentum is growing for significant increases to teachers‘ salaries. Can we be certain in the post-COVID world that the plan would lead to positive outcomes?

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: A Recall Recap

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, September 16, 2021

The policy implications of the recall for the Golden State and the nation moving forward.

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Blinding Ourselves To America’s Achievement Woes

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Much as happened after A Nation at Risk, the U.S. finds itself facing a bleak education fate, even as many deny the problem. Back then, however, the denials came mostly from the education establishment, while governors, business leaders, and even U.S. presidents seized the problem and launched the modern era of achievement-driven, results-based education reform. There was a big divide between what educators wanted to think about their schools—all’s well but send more money—and what community, state, and national leaders were prepared to do to rectify their failings. 

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GoodFellows: As California Goes . . .?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Pre-COVID, California governor Gavin Newsom touted his state’s policies as “America’s coming attractions.” Does that apply to the Golden State’s recall election—its overtones of vaccine mandates, abortion rights, and championing progressive ideals setting the stage for upcoming elections? Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss California’s outlook and whether the pendulum currently swings left or right in America and around the globe.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Mask-Wearing Mandates Are Based On “Pathetic” Lack Of Data, A Johns Hopkins Doctor Warns

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 13, 2021

A professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Marty Makary, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the arguments against mandating mask use by children in schools.

Analysis and Commentary

From The Personal To The Political, For The Love Of Freedom

by William Damonvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, September 9, 2021

For the most part, American schoolchildren are exceptionally astute when it comes to matters of personal relations. They know a lot about themselves, their families, and their friends.

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Hoover Education Success Initiative to Present Six-Part Series, “Rebooting K–12 Education in Post-Pandemic Era”

via Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) will launch a six-part webinar series this fall that explores how public education can improve moving forward given the ongoing disruption of in-person instruction caused by COVID-19-inspired restrictions, as well as foundations of the system that needed reform prior to the pandemic.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Results Of The 2021 Education Next Survey Of Public Opinion

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

An Assistant Professor at George Mason University, David Houston, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the 2021 Education Next Survey, on which both Houston and Peterson are co-authors.

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