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Equity And Unintended Consequences In The Washington Suburbs

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Not far from my backyard, two big public-school systems are on the verge of letting their attentiveness to equity and racial justice lead to consequences they may end up regretting. And that saddens me, both as their neighbor and as one who cherishes both pluribus and unum, both excellence and equity.

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The Federal Role In Education

interview with James Blew, Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Assistant Secretary James Blew and Eric Hanushek discussed The Federal Role in Education on Capital Conversations.

In the News

Students Could Have Lost As Much As 183 Days Of Learning Time In Reading, 232 Days In Math During First Four Months Of Largely Virtual Schooling

quoting Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia The 74 Million
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The last time Deyanira Hooper’s son Jeremy took California’s state assessment, he was 15 points from meeting proficiency standards. But when schools closed last spring, his live instruction from a teacher dropped to 20 minutes every three days.

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How Affirmative Action Falls Short

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Only skills improvement—starting with better schools—can begin to close racial achievement gaps.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Preparing Better Teachers

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 5, 2020

The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, Kate Walsh, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss several issues surrounding teachers, including how they are adjusting to online instruction amid Covid-19, how to best prepare young teachers for the profession, and how to teach the history of slavery in the classroom.

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The End of the Harvard Century

via The Harvard Crimson
Friday, April 24, 2020

Teng Biao, who has cropped black hair and rectangular, wire-framed glasses, was preparing to drive to Logan International Airport on March 10, 2015, when he received a phone call from a “powerful person” at Harvard.

by Matteo Wong 

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: GSX, FBI, Medical Supply Chain, Security, India, Tracking China, Europe, and Japan

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, April 19, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Serbia, Nationalism, College Board, Pompeo, Spying, Taiwan, and Flims

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party wages a series of foreign interference and coercion campaigns and this section provides articles and reports explaining those actions, as well as the damage they do abroad.


Articles On: Hong Kong, Oxford, Wikimedia, Intelligence, Reciprocity, and Covid-19 Journalist

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Articles that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.


CREDO At Stanford University Presents Estimates Of Learning Loss In The 2019-2020 School Year

featuring Margaret (Macke) Raymond, CREDOvia PR Newswire
Friday, October 2, 2020

Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), releases a report on estimated learning losses for students in 19 states.


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CREDO at Stanford University