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Analysis and Commentary

The Perils Of Revising The Common Core

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

For the first decade of Fordham’s existence, starting in 1997, reviewing state academic standards was our bread and butter, but the pattern always seemed to be the same: A few states had done a commendable job of identifying the knowledge and skills—grade by grade—that their students needed to master to be on track for success after high school. But most state standards were horrendous—poorly written, disorganized, incomplete, and replete with dubious ideas.

Interviews

Paul Peterson On The EdNext Podcast: Results From The 2018 EdNext Poll

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Peterson talks about the results of the 2018 Education Next poll.

In the News

How Do You Get Better Schools? Take The State To Court, More Advocates Say

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The New York Times
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

By his own account, Alejandro Cruz-Guzman’s five children have received a good education at public schools in St. Paul. His two oldest daughters are starting careers in finance and teaching. Another daughter, a high-school student, plans to become a doctor.

Silas Palmer Research Fellow Alexandria R. Brown-Hedjazi
In the News

The Art Of Diplomacy: Communication, Heritage And Technology In 1970’s Iran

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From 1967-1977, Iran hosted one of the most experimental festivals in modern history. The Shiraz Arts Festival (or Jashn-e Honar-e Shiraz in Persian) invited musicians, dancers, dramatists, and filmmakers from all over the world to perform on ancient and modern sites around the historic city of Shiraz. 

News
Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Boston Public Schools In Transition

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 20, 2018

The Boston Public Schools will be led by an interim superintendent this fall, since former superintendent Tommy Chang was asked by the mayor of Boston to step down last June. Steve Poftak talks with Paul E. Peterson about some of the challenges that have faced, and will continue to face, the school district, including debates over school start times, diversity levels at exam schools, whether the student assignment system is causing segregation, transportation costs, and what happens next for BPS.

In the News

Critics Warn That Well-Meaning Reforms May Be Lowering The Quality Of College

quoting Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Hechinger Report
Friday, August 17, 2018

At a time when parents, politicians and universities all want more students to go to college and graduate on time, the idea of letting them take college courses while in high school seems a great solution. Dual-credit or dual-enrollment programs let high school students earn college credit, get them used to college-level work, give them a head start toward degrees and save them money on courses they won’t need to pay for later.

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In the News

Library & Archives Project Publishes Cold War Radio Research Guide

Friday, August 17, 2018

The document provides information about publicly available collections materials (sound recordings, archival papers, photographs, publications) created by broadcasters during the years 1947-1991.

News
Silas Palmer Fellow Joseph Seeley
Featured

The Benefits Of Uncertainty--Reconstructing Northeast Asia's Contested Pasts And Futures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks a historian faces is to recapture the "future-blindness" of historical actors. Major historical events like the outbreak of World War II or the fall of the Soviet Union seem inevitable in retrospect, but for people in the past the future was just as unknowable and murky as it is now.

News
Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Should We Segregate Students Based On Academic Ability?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia WDET
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses tracking and ability grouping. Petrilli talks about whether schools should focus more on helping their best students get ahead, or focus on helping their struggling students catch up.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: How African American Children View Our Education System

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses African American youth’s near-universal aspirations to go to college, but frustration at an education system that is not preparing them for success.

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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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