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Williamson M. Evers

Seminar featuring Hoover research fellow Williamson Evers

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bill Evers, former assistant secretary for policy in the U.S. Department of Education and Hoover research fellow, presented a talk titled “Education Reform: The Perspective of a Washington Insider” on March 3. The event took place at the Hyatt in Palo Alto.

Paul Peterson, Hoover Institution senior fellow and member of Hoover's Task Force on K–12 Education

Obama’s Education Stimulus Critiqued

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paul E. Peterson, Harvard government professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow says stimulus needs to emphasize productivity.

Norman M. Naimark

Seminar featuring Hoover senior fellow Norman M. Naimark

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hoover senior fellow Norman M. Naimark presented a talk titled “Passing the Torch: Thoughts about History, Teaching, and Mentorship.” In it he focused on several interrelated aspects of the “calling” of university teaching, including the importance of generational change and continuity, the particular meaning of teaching history, and the roles of mentors past, present, and future.

Chester Finn speaking at the Koret Task Force on Education

Koret Task Force on K–12 Education Meeting

Thursday, January 8, 2009 to Friday, January 9, 2009

Many topics were introduced at the meeting held January 8–9, 2009, including updates on Education Next, defining ideas, NCLB, and President-elect Barack Obama’s education agenda, as well as future projects.
(Photo by Tin Tin Wisniewski/Hoover Institution Public Affairs)

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Armenian Delegation visits the Hoover Institution

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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A delegation from Armenia visited the Hoover Institution on October 29, 2008, headed by Mushegh Tumasyan, the deputy minister of the economy. Their letter expressing interest in visiting Hoover stated that “the objective of the trip would be to enhance cooperation and partnerships with California universities, organizations, and companies involved in trade and economic development in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. A visit to the Hoover Institution would be insightful and beneficial for the Armenian government delegation, given the Institution’s strong history of public policy and economic research on Russia and the former CIS countries.” They also visited the archives to view materials related to Armenia.

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K-12 Task Force Meeting

Thursday, September 11, 2008 to Friday, September 12, 2008
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Education task force members John Chubb and Terry Moe spoke about their forthcoming book, Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education, at a dinner attended by members of the Task Force on K-12 Education and supporters of Hoover.

Communicating with the World of Islam

Hoover Institution Press: Communicating with the World of Islam, Edited by A. Ross Johnson, Principal Report by George P. Shultz

Thursday, May 8, 2008

How can the United States more effectively counter terrorism, promote democracy, and improve its image in predominantly Islamic countries and communities?

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Looking Backward and Forward, by Charles Wolf Jr.

Hoover Institution Press: Looking Backward and Forward, by Charles Wolf Jr.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Looking Backward and Forward: Policy Issues in the Twenty-first Century (Hoover Institution Press, 2008) is a collection of twenty–five essays written by Hoover senior research fellow Charles Wolf Jr. between 2002 and early 2007.

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Hoover Institution News Release: Americans Vastly Underestimate Spending on Schools and Teacher Salaries, Survey Finds

Monday, April 28, 2008

Do Americans have an accurate grasp of how much is currently being spent on public education?

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Hoover Institution News Release: School Reform over 40 years: Checker Finn reveals in Troublemaker what’s worked (or not) -- and why

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

For four decades, Chester E. Finn, Jr. has held an “insider’s seat” on America’s school-reform movement.

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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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