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Analysis and Commentary

Five pandemic-era education practices that deserve to be dumped in the dustbin

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, June 24, 2021

A crisis like a pandemic can spark unpredictable changes in trends and behavior, like widespread mask wearing in the United States. But it also can accelerate changes that were already underway but otherwise would have taken root much more slowly. For example, working remotely was a relative rarity in early 2020; now many organizations may never again expect all employees in the office five days a week. 

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Proof that it’s possible to approach civics and U.S. history in a balanced way

by David Griffith, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Is America a racist country? Or the greatest nation on earth? Or both or neither or some of each?

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: The Post-Heart Attack Governor

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Monday, June 28, 2021

Should he survive a recall election later this year, would California Governor Gavin Newsom preside more cautiously, having survived the political near-death experience, or push even harder to the left?

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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.

Analysis and Commentary

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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