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More time in PE doesn't add up

with Education Nextvia USA Today
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Just increasing the amount of time students are supposed to spend in physical education class is no guarantee they'll move more, a new study shows...

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Friedman on Vouchers

with Paul E. Petersonvia Conservative Voice
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

On July 14, the U.S. Department of Education released a study that the teachers' unions are holding up as evidence that public schools are better than private schools…

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Christian themes split UC, high schools

with Education Nextvia Orange County Register
Sunday, August 20, 2006

How much Christianity is too much for the University of California…

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Administration - Legacy Politics

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia National Journal
Saturday, August 12, 2006

Is a future George W. Bush Presidential Library and think tank poised to snag a Texas ZIP code, thousands of GOP donors, and an architect…

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Federal Statistics Commissioner Questions NCES Involvement in Private vs. Public School Study

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Thursday, August 10, 2006

The commissioner of the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Education says his office should not have initiated a recent, heavily publicized study comparing the academic performance of public and private school students because the report relied on a subjective analysis that could lead outsiders to question the research center’s impartiality…

Analysis and Commentary

Money, Momentum, and the Gates Foundation

by Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 9, 2006

News stories about Warren E. Buffett’s huge donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced in June, tended to cite the foundation’s successes in international health…

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Bill Gates, the Nation's Superintendent of Schools

by Diane Ravitchvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Warren Buffett's gift of $31 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will double the foundation's assets, bringing it to more than $60 billion, and will increase its annual giving to nearly $3 billion…

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Keeping an Eye on State Standards

by Paul E. Peterson, Frederick M. Hessvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Suzy is a good reader...in North Carolina. But what happens when her parents move next door to South Carolina, where standards are much higher? By Paul E. Peterson and Frederick M. Hess.

Charter Progress

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

A report card on the charter school movement. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli.

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The Fall of the Standard-Bearers

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

When it was founded in 1900, College Board had a profound influence on standards and curricula in American education. The board's influence has declined—and so has the quality of our public school system. Coincidence? By Diane Ravitch.

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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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