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Are Immigrant Students Ready For Standardized Testing?

with Diane Ravitchvia All Headline News
Thursday, December 28, 2006

While some educators believe that immigrant children should take mainstream standardized tests like other students, many educators feel that immigrant children will be embarrassed if they don't perform well on the tests...

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Hit the boats and hit the books

with Hoover Institutionvia Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, December 24, 2006

Princess Cruises calls its enrichment program ScholarShipSea, and Crystal Cruises calls its program UniversitySea, but don't expect to earn a Ph.D. Designed as leisure-learning opportunities, these "vacations with a purpose" are currently hot tickets...

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Schools revamp

with Herbert J. Walbergvia Gulf Daily News
Saturday, December 23, 2006

Poorly-performing government schools in Bahrain and the Gulf should be privatised, says a US expert...

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A Big Boost for Dallas: Bush complex can add to our intellectual life

with Hoover Institutionvia Dallas Morning News
Friday, December 22, 2006

Fifty years or more from now, when big-think people gather to discuss Dallas' development, they will look back to yesterday as one of the city's pivotal moments...

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The Dirty Dozen

with Milton Friedmanvia townhall.com
Thursday, December 21, 2006

As college costs soar through the roof—averaging above $31,000 a year for tuition, room & board—today’s college students study adultery, genitalia, and Native American feminism...

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School’s Troubles Take Fordham by Surprise

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

W.E.B. DuBois Academy has gotten plenty of accolades...

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A Think Tank Takes the Plunge

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation has long had a lot to say about education in the United States—what’s wrong with it and how to fix it...

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Finn Basks in Role as Standards-Bearer, Gadfly

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

When Chester E. Finn Jr.—already one of Washington’s best-known education policy entrepreneurs—took charge of an unknown foundation in Dayton, Ohio, in 1997, the match quickly blossomed into a fruitful marriage...

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More debate on Bush library sought at SMU

with Hoover Institutionvia Dallas Morning News
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

College campuses are traditionally havens for spirited public debate – but some professors say that's not the case with Southern Methodist University in its pursuit of the George W. Bush Presidential Library...

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Education Next Most Influential Journal in Education, Study Finds

with Education Next, Hoover Institution, Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Business Wire
Monday, December 18, 2006

Education Next is the most influential journal in education, according to a study released last week by the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center...

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