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India Can Be Educational Hub For Asia, Africa: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia First Post
Friday, November 8, 2019

The country can become an educational hub for Asia and Africa if it builds world-class universities, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram G Rajan has said. He said what the country needs is to create an environment where an educational ecosystem can flourish.

Interviews

Michael Petrili: The Education Gadfly Show: NAEP 2019: It (Was) The Economy, Stupid

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli talks about last week’s NAEP results and their relationship to the Great Recession.
In the News

High Achievers Are Doing Better On NAEP, And That’s Good News. Period.

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

All children deserve to attend schools that educate them to the maximum of their ability and open as many opportunities as possible for them. Poor or rich, black or white, high or low achieving, this is a goal we often hear espoused but seldom see achieved. The victims of this dereliction are broad and many, but the results of the 2019 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) give us good reason to focus once again on high achievers. They offer a bright spot on a generally gloomy horizon.

Featured

Teacher Pay Raises Aren't Enough

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Monday, November 4, 2019

Adding evaluation would make all the difference for improving schools.

Michael Auslin 2018
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Single-Day Luminary: Michael Auslin

mentioning Michael R. Auslinvia Indiana University, Bloomington: College Luminaries Program
Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Luminaries Single-Day Experience is a one-day event where influential alumni, called Luminaries, return to campus to share their personal and professional advice. The day features classroom visits, small group interactions, and student and faculty connections.

Analysis and Commentary

How Should Universities Respond To China’s Growing Presence On Their Campuses?

by Larry Diamondvia China File
Monday, November 4, 2019

Over the last several months, opponents of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have clashed with protest supporters at universities across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, pro-Beijing students have occasionally shoved, doxed, and threatened peaceful protesters. In some cases, these activities seem to have been directed by Chinese embassies and consulates, while others appear to have been spontaneous actions, undertaken by students from mainland China.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: School Choice And Blaine Amendments In Montana

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, November 4, 2019

Richard Komer, a former Senior Litigation Attorney at the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case which could declare the Blaine Amendments in 38 state constitutions unconstitutional.

In the News

Helping Students Find Intentional Purpose

quoting William Damonvia SRQ Magazine
Saturday, November 2, 2019

The North Star strategy at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County is for all students to graduate with purpose prepared for their postsecondary future. Our job is not finished when the student receives a high school diploma. We know that jobs today increasingly require graduates to acquire some level of specialized training, postsecondary credential, or workforce relevant certification, while also adopting a lifelong learning habit of acquiring skills and knowledge to empower them to adapt and prosper in future.

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Time To Put An Ice Pack On The Fever For Social And Emotional Learning

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via EducationNext
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call me a crotchety old guy and you have a point, but I need to vent my angst over a new report from the NewSchools Venture Fund, authored by the very capable Stacey Childress and her colleagues. They’ve landed with many feet on the social and emotional learning (SEL) bandwagon. Indeed, their new “insight brief” proudly declares that “enthusiasm for social emotional learning has reached a fever pitch among policymakers and funders.” 

Interviews

Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: On Education, Warren’s Got A Pander For That

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss Senator Warren’s flawed education proposal.

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