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Polish Scholar Visits Hoover Library & Archives To Research Assistance To Anti-Communist Opposition In Poland

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Paweł Sowiński, a fellow at Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, has completed his October visit to Hoover.  His research here, sponsored by the Polish National Research Council, centered on  American support for Polish anti-communist opposition during the Cold War.  

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Teachers Need Sympathy—and Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Teaching can be a tough, poorly paid job. But teachers need to recognize that respect must be earned, and that their unions are doing them no favors.

Analysis and Commentary

Four-Day School Weeks And Pathway 2 Tomorrow

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 29, 2018

Hanna Skandera, Editor-in-chief of The Line and former Secretary of Education for New Mexico, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss the four-day school week and Pathway 2 Tomorrow, a call for innovative proposals to broaden education.

Analysis and Commentary

A Strong Vote For School Choice

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review-Journal
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Primary education in Nevada is in a pitiful state, with no obvious path of exit or reform. Clark County has the fifth-largest school district in the nation and some of the lowest-performing schools. Clearly, some major transformation in educational policy is needed to shake up the system. But instead of meeting the challenge, state and local politics are filled with gridlock and confusion.

Analysis and Commentary

The Concern About Subgroups In ESSA Accountability Systems May Be Overblown

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, October 25, 2018
A recent analysis by uber-wonk Anne Hyslop and her colleagues at the Alliance for Excellent Education adds to a long list of reports expressing concern that many states’ accountability systems are turning a blind eye to the performance of disadvantaged students and students of color.
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Education Reform: Economic Policy Challenges Facing California’s Next Governor

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Institution
Monday, October 29, 2018

Performance of students in California has recently improved, but large numbers of students still remain poorly equipped to face a world of automation and economic change. Moreover, California’s economic future is in jeopardy, especially if the high cost of living impedes the flow of skilled in-migrants to the state.

In the News

In The News: YouTube Is Investing $20M In Educational Content, Creators

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, October 25, 2018

YouTube announced this week that it would making funds available to creators of educational content in order to increase the amount of content available, Julia Alexander reports in The Verge.


Media Maven Mike Petrilli Urges Education Reporters To Follow The Money

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Phi Delta Kappan
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses education journalism.


Michael Petrilli: School Report Cards In The ESSA Era

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses states’ ESSA-driven school report cards.

Analysis and Commentary

Parental Engagement: A Promise, Not A Program

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Parental engagement” is one of those self-evidently appealing ideas for improving education. Who doesn’t want to engage parents? What child isn’t well served by more of it? Yet doing it well is hard, because it means shooting straight with parents about how their daughters and sons are performing, and committing to making hard changes and expending real resources to help those children do better. It’s not a program. It’s a promise: to be honest and do right by all kids.


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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