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HESI Background Paper

Learning from the Past: School Accountability before ESSA

by Thomas S. Deevia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Monday, June 15, 2020

This paper discusses the design and evolution of school accountability in the United States, research on its effects, and implications for current policies being implemented under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Background paper for The Past & Future of School Accountability.

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The Education Exchange: How America Responded To The Pandemic Of 1957-58: “Almost The Exact Opposite Of What We See Today”

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 15, 2020

A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Niall Ferguson, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the 1957-58 flu pandemic, how governments reacted to its outbreak and how it compares to the response to the Covid-19.

Analysis and Commentary

Diane Ravitch On Slaying Goliath

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 15, 2020

Author and historian Diane Ravitch of New York University talks about her book, Slaying Goliath, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Ravitch argues that the charter school movement is a failure and that it drains needed money from public schools.

The new archives reading room on April 15, 2014

Hoover Archives Reading Room Update: Limited Access for Stanford Affiliates

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

As a small number of Library & Archives staff return to on-site work this month, limited remote reference services will become available.

In the News

Paul Krugman, Professors Seek Top Economist's Removal From Influential Job For Criticizing Black Lives Matter

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Friday, June 12, 2020

University of Michigan professor Justin Wolfers and dozens of other academics are leading a massive effort to have a senior faculty member at the University of Chicago removed from his position at the world's preeminent economics journal -- all because he criticized Black Lives Matter's push to defund police departments.

In the News

Hoover Archives Reading Room Update: Limited Remote Reference Services Now Available

via Hoover Daily Report
Friday, June 12, 2020

This month, in accordance with Stanford University policies, a small number of Library & Archives staff members will be returning to work on-site. We recognize the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has already caused to your research plans and want to highlight the remote reference services we are offering at this time:


Michael Petrilli: The Education Gadfly Show: School Districts Failed The Remote Learning Test

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how well school districts handled remote learning this spring.

Analysis and Commentary

Florida’s New Math And English Standards Aren’t Ready For Prime Time

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

It’s no secret that the Common Core State Standards ushered in much higher-quality academic expectations for K–12 students across the nation. It’s also no secret that their arrival in 2010 unleashed a national melee that a decade later is still playing out in political theatre at state and local levels. 

In the News

Study Shows Declines In New Kindergartners' Math Skills

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Education Dive
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Between 2010 and 2017, there was a decline in new kindergartners’ academic skills, particularly in math — a finding that could be linked to the impact of the 2007-2008 recession, according to the authors of a new study published in the journal Educational Researcher. “It is likely that the timing of the Great Recession had some impact on children’s early home environments for some cohorts more than others,” they wrote.

In the News

How To Safely Reopen K-12 Schools In The Senate Spotlight

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Politico
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

“As for other states, they should indeed look for model standards, but they won’t find them in Florida,” wrote Fordham Institute President Michael Petrilli and Amber Northern, senior vice president of research.


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