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California School Dashboard Has Plenty Of Critics

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Monterey Herald
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Top education officials seem enamored with the California School Dashboard, the new tool being used to measure how schools and districts are performing.

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Declassified Documents From Hoover Collections Newly Released And Online

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

More than 1,500 U.S. government records from thirty archival collections at Hoover were declassified and released online by Hoover in 2017. The collections were created by diplomatic, military, and other government officials.

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Analysis: Like “Death Tax,” “Voucher School” Is A Phrase That Aims For The Gut. It May Also Be “Fake News”

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The 74 Million
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Huffington Post’s Rebecca Klein recently published a compelling examination of the questionable lessons taught in private schools run by evangelical churches. The story made a strong case that tax dollars in states that provide tuition vouchers to families who choose the schools are supporting curricula that’s more than fairly described as extremist.

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Michael Petrilli: The Politics Of Teach For America

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses whether Teach For America has moved to the left politically and educationally, and why that might be a problem.

Analysis and Commentary

Can Parents Prod Schools To Get Better?

by Michael J. Petrilliquoting Williamson M. Eversvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In 1970, the celebrated economist Albert O. Hirschman published Exit, Voice, and Loyalty. A few years ago, the Hoover Institution’s Williamson Evers explained its argument on the Education Next blog.

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2018-2019 National Fellows Application Is Open

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Hoover Institution National Fellows Program allows outstanding scholars from colleges, universities and institutions around the world to be freed from academic and professional responsibilities to devote one year to unrestricted, creative research and publication. National Fellows Program fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to complete an original significant research project with the expectation of generating a publishable manuscript while in residence at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, California. 

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Silas Palmer Fellow Katy Doll Examines U.S. Psychological Warfare During The Korean War And Vietnam War

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The pages of the June 1952 “Life and Times in the First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group” display a convivial group working at their craft. In the illustrated yearbook, pages of photographs show American military men (and a few women as civilian support staff) smiling at the camera, cheering on...

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Hoover Represented At Annual Fort Ross Dialogue In San Francisco

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The 6th annual Fort Ross Dialogue took place in San Francisco Presidio Club on October 14−16. This day-long Russia-US conference is named after the historical settlement of Russian pioneers in what today is California. The Dialogue took place on the 150th Anniversary of the sale of Russian America to the United States.

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Hoover Institution Acquires Papers Of Pavel Krushevan And Elena Kontsevich

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pavel Aleksandrovich Krushevan (1860-1909) was a lawyer, a journalist, and a Duma deputy. He is considered one of the chief architects of the Kishinev pogrom of 1903, which erupted after a series of newspaper articles by Krushevan purporting to describe the murder of a local boy and attributing the act to Jews. Krushevan was the first owner and publisher of the St. Petersburg newspaper Znamia (August/September 1903), one of the leading black hundred publications of the time.

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Analysis and Commentary

A Response To Bill Honig Regarding Our Review Of California's ESSA Accountability Plan

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, December 8, 2017

Former California state superintendent Bill Honig recently wrote a blog post criticizing the recent Fordham study that we coauthored, Rating the Ratings: An Analysis of the 51 ESSA Accountability Plans. Although we respect his opinion, we take issue with two of his arguments.

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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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