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Can We Choose Our Way To Better Schools?

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Nearly three decades have been spent promoting school choice as a vehicle for improved academics and equity.  COVID introduced new urgency into the need for options to meet the needs of students.  Can school choice carry the day?

The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosted Can we choose our way to better schools? on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 1PM PT.

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Has School Accountability Outlived Its Shelf Life?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

One of the earliest casualties of the COVID-related school closures was school accountability for academic results, and many education leaders want it to stay that way. How do we assure families, students and communities that their schools are fully serving their role?  What options are possible and which are politically infeasible? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts Has school accountability outlived its shelf life? on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 1PM PT.

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Who Needs To Be “In The Room Where It Happens” To Improve US K-12 Schools?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Until now, education insiders haven't needed a program to identify the players.  After school closures, remote learning, hybrid models and other adaptations, COVID has raised awareness of the challenges of US K-12 education as never before.  New stakeholders are on the scene and plan to remain. The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosted Who needs to be “in the room where it happens” to improve US K-12 schools? on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 1PM PT.

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Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The general media is the primary source of information about efforts to improve public education in the U.S.  Can they serve a critical role in the recovery of public education from COVID?  Do we need to watch the watchdogs? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosted a discussion asking "Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform" on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. In case you missed it, watch the talk and read the recap here.

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Can We Stop The Clock? Replacing Seat Time With Mastery

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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) hosted a discussion asking "Can We Stop the Clock? Replacing Seat Time with Mastery" on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. In case you missed it, watch the talk and read the recap here.

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The Education Exchange: Understanding The Failure Of Common Core

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 30, 2021

An education researcher and former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Tom Loveless, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new book by Loveless, “Between the State and the Schoolhouse: Understanding the Failure of the Common Core.”

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Business (Hostility) As Usual?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, August 26, 2021

The plight of California’s business climate and the Golden State’s gubernatorial recall election.

Analysis and Commentary

Lax School Discipline Won’t Cut It As Kids Return To School

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Parents, educators, and experts agree: Millions of American children are facing major mental health challenges related to the pandemic and associated school closures. Thankfully, we’ve already seen administrators begin to ramp up services to support students when they return to school full-time this fall, with the help of billions of dollars in new federal funding. 

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Math Education -- Or Not

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, August 23, 2021

Percy Deift, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, and Sergiu Klainerman have a well-informed essay at Quillette on the state of math education in the US and China. Italics are mine throughout. I did not copy over the links, but the article is full of documentation.

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The Education Exchange: “It’s Not How Much You Spend, It’s How You Spend It.”

interview with Paul E. Peterson, Eric Hanushekvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 23, 2021

The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss two new reports by Hanushek, which focus on incentives for schools to improve learning after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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