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In the News

Ohio's Standardized Tests May Just Be Too Easy

quoting Paul E. Petersonvia WKSU
Monday, May 28, 2018

A new Stanford University analysis of state and national test scores shows more Ohio students pass state exams than similar nationwide tests. Researchers say that means the state’s proficiency standards are too low.

In the News

Why Race and Equity Matter In Education Reporting

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Education Writers Association
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Education journalists must think more critically about the ways in which race, ethnicity and gender play into the stories they tell, a panel of experts said at the first keynote session at the Education Writers Association’s national seminar in Los Angeles last week.
Professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow Yuma Totani discusses the Shigemitsu Sketchbooks.
In the News

Professor Yuma Totani Discussed Recently Acquired Shigemitsu Sketchbooks

Thursday, May 24, 2018

On May 8, Hoover Library & Archives welcomed Yuma Totani, professor of history at the University of Hawaii and a Hoover visiting fellow, who discussed her work on the recently acquired sketchbooks of Shigemitsu Mamoru, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan during World War II. 

In the News

No Room For New Blood: Harvard’s Aging Faculty

featuring Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Crimson
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Since arriving at Harvard in Sept. 1949 as a freshman, Government Professor Harvey C. Mansfield ’53 has been a near constant presence at the University.

In the News

Should Schools Require Foreign Languages? Doubtful.

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Some schools allow students to substitute classes in statistics, math, and computer programming courses for “foreign language” requirements. It’s a good policy, and it would be wise, I think, for schools around the country to adopt it or simply drop foreign language requirements altogether.


Henry Miller On The Lars Larson National Podcast (45:05)

interview with Henry I. Millervia Lars Larson National Podcast
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses President Trump's plan to lower drug prices.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Understanding The Social Aspect Of Truancy

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 21, 2018

Schools are paying increasing attention to the problem of truancy, and many states are including an indicator measuring chronic absenteeism in their accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

In the News

Are State Proficiency Standards Falling?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Are State Proficiency Standards Falling?" on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST.

In the News

Achieving Equity In Education: Journalists As Truth-Tellers And Teachers

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gathered for the 2018 Education Writers Association (EWA) National Seminar, hundreds of education journalists heard from education experts, thought leaders and other fellow journalists about ways to make their coverage of today’s education issues nuanced, culturally relevant and enlightening.


Michael Petrilli: Halted Hoosiers

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses what went wrong with Hoosier State school reform.


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.

CREDO at Stanford University