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Research Review Indicates Money Does Matter In Education

quoting Eric Hanushekvia Education Dive
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A new research review released through the National Bureau of Economic Research, written by Northwestern economist Kirabo Jackson and focusing on 13 studies published between 1997 and 2018, supports the idea that spending more money on education has statistical benefits for students, Chalkbeat reports.

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The Education Essays That Sparked Debate This Year: Our 19 Most Shared Columns And Commentaries From 2018

mentioning Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Monday, December 17, 2018
Here at The 74, we love a good debate. Just about every day, we publish an array of essays that take critical looks at, or offer innovative approaches to, schools, standards, practice, and policy. They’re often our most shared, circulated, and debated links of the week. We went back through the archive to look at which essayists stirred up the most discussion across 2018; here are the nine top standouts of the year, along with the following 10 runners-up.
In the News

A 50-Cent Trick To Help Save The American Dream

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Washington Post
Monday, December 17, 2018
The American Dream is in such bad shape that it’s even been losing what should be one of its easier battles in the war against our new Gilded Age: getting poor kids with good grades into the right schools.
Analysis and Commentary

Parents Satisfied With Florida Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, December 17, 2018

The Florida Legislature created the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program in 2001. Last year, scholarships from the program were awarded to a total of 108,098 students to attend private schools in the state.

Analysis and Commentary

College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 14, 2018

Mitch Daniels, America’s most innovative university president, tells how he’s kept tuition from rising and how acquiring Kaplan University will expand educational access.


Michael Petrilli: America’s Choice Deserts

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses whether private schools serve as oases in charter school deserts. 

Analysis and Commentary

Identifying "What Works" Is Still A Work In Progress

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

If we are going to take advantage of the End of Education Policy, and usher in a Golden Age of Educational Practice, we need our field to start taking rigorous evidence much more seriously. Getting inside the black box of the classroom is a necessary first step, and launching lots more research initiatives about teaching and learning is second. But the big payoff will come if we can more accurately and constructively identify “what works” (and when it works, and what it costs)—and get it implemented more widely across the country.

Analysis and Commentary

We'll Always Have Policy

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Recent weeks have seen multiple efforts to declare and prove that the United States has entered a post-policy era, complete with multiple references to Francis Fukuyama’s famous 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man. As you may recall, Fukuyama suggested that the Berlin Wall’s fall and end of the Cold War signaled the triumph of western-style liberal democracy and a conclusion—even a happy finale—to the various struggles and conflicts that came before.

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Herbert Hoover’s Travels To Finland

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In 1938, Finland had a lot to celebrate. Independence had been declared two decades earlier. It was also the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the first Swedish / Finnish colony in Delaware. These events were excellent reasons to invite former US president Herbert Hoover to visit in March of 1938.

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Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Michael Barone And Ian Rowe

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Education 20/20 speaker series resumes with another all-star double-header, featuring Washington Examiner senior political analyst Michael Barone and Public Preparatory Network CEO and Fordham Institute senior visiting fellow Ian Rowe.



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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