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In The News: YouTube Is Investing $20M In Educational Content, Creators

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Thursday, October 25, 2018

YouTube announced this week that it would making funds available to creators of educational content in order to increase the amount of content available, Julia Alexander reports in The Verge.

Interviews

Media Maven Mike Petrilli Urges Education Reporters To Follow The Money

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Phi Delta Kappan
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses education journalism.

Interviews

Michael Petrilli: School Report Cards In The ESSA Era

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses states’ ESSA-driven school report cards.

Analysis and Commentary

Parental Engagement: A Promise, Not A Program

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Parental engagement” is one of those self-evidently appealing ideas for improving education. Who doesn’t want to engage parents? What child isn’t well served by more of it? Yet doing it well is hard, because it means shooting straight with parents about how their daughters and sons are performing, and committing to making hard changes and expending real resources to help those children do better. It’s not a program. It’s a promise: to be honest and do right by all kids.

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Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Trial Show Identity Politics Is Eating Itself, Boston Globe Columnist Says

quoting Niall Fergusonvia New Boston Post
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Elizabeth Warren’s much-pilloried DNA test rollout and Harvard’s continuing admissions trial show that identity politics is eating itself, says former Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson.

Interviews

Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss what matters most for student achievement.

Interviews

Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, October 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss what matters most for student achievement.

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The Week Identity Politics Ate Itself

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, October 22, 2018

It was the week identity politics ate itself. It was the week we learned that US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is between 1/1,024th and 1/64th Native American Indian. It was also the week that Harvard University — universally acknowledged as a bastion of American liberalism — was taken to court for discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Lowering College Costs By Offering Credits For Free

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, October 22, 2018

There are plenty of college-level online courses available for free, but students who want college credit for an online course may have to pay up to $1,000 per credit, or $30,000 per year. Modern States Education Alliance has come up with a way to combine college-level online learning with free college credit. Students take specially designed courses aligned with tests offered by the College Board. These tests are accepted by over 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities for college credit.

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When A Venture Capitalist Enters California’s Political Matrix: Innovation Meets The Status Quo

by Tim Drapervia Eureka
Monday, October 22, 2018

I wonder if we still have a democracy in California.

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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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