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California’s 2021 Key Educational Achievements: School Closures, Critical Race Theory And Antisemitism

by Lee Ohanianvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The last year wasn’t a banner year for California’s K–12 education system.

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It’s Time To Rebalance The Power Dynamic In California’s Schools

by Loren Kayevia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The best guess by state leaders – and fondest hope for parents – is that California public schools will fully reopen their campuses this fall to all students. After more than a year of remote, hybrid or blended learning – or no learning at all – everyone should welcome a return to normalcy.

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Quality Early Education Needs To Be Part Of Ed Reform

by Ted Lempert via Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

As a long-time California education reform advocate, I’ve worked on a range of issues that are critical to ensuring equity and an excellent education for all of our kids.

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How To Truly “Reimagine” Education In California

by Kevin Kileyvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

When schools across California closed in mid-March of last year, parents saw the decision for what it was: a sensible precaution in the face of a novel threat. At the time, they couldn’t have imagined it would be a year or more before their children would see the inside of a classroom again.

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Teacher Union Power In California: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

by Michael T. Hartneyvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Charles Chapel, a California state assemblyman in the 1950s and 1960s, once said that he feared just three things: God, his redheaded wife, and the California Teachers Association (CTA).

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A School Year Like No Other

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

In California, as elsewhere in America, school’s out for a majority of the summer months. And while California schools aren’t out forever, nor have they been blown to pieces (yes, we’re channeling our inner Alice Cooper), there’s the uncomfortable question of what happens when the next academic year commences in mid-August.

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Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System

Monday, June 28, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution Press presents a discussion of the recent publication Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System with authors Clint Bolick and Kate J. Hardiman, joined by Hoover Senior Fellow Chester E. Finn, Jr., on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm PT | 4:00 pm ET.

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More Private School Competition Boosts Public School Student Test Scores

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 21, 2021

A Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, David Figlio, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Figlio's latest research, which explores how Florida's private school choice program affected students in public schools.

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Reflecting On Fordham’s Silver Jubilee

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, June 17, 2021

At Fordham, we’re not big on grand anniversary galas, the sort of fancy events where organizations toot their own horns and bask in the praise and accolades of longtime friends. We’re not that kind of boastful. But as we get ready to reopen our offices after the long pandemic misery, it’s worth noting that 2021 marks our twenty-fifth anniversary. Yup, a quarter century of the modern, education-centric Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.

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Indiana Expands Eligibility For School Choice Scholarship Program

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 14, 2021

The State Representative for House District 91 in Indiana, Robert Behning, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Indiana's expanded scholarship program, and current trends in school choice across the country.

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