Chester E. Finn, Jr. is interviewed by his Reagan administration education department colleague, William Kristol, about the state of education reform. Says Finn: “There are a lot of crummy schools out there.”
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho recounts a “seamless” transition to distance learning in response to the novel coronavirus—and predicts it will lead to “a new revolution of choice.”
Frederick Hess explains why America’s test scores are middling compared to peer nations abroad, as part of the American Enterprise Institute’s “AEI in 60 Seconds” series.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5th, the Center for American Progress and the Fordham Institute will host “A Moonshot for Kids,” a “Shark-Tank” style competition where 10 early-round panelists will present their ideas to a panel of judges.
This year’s poll updates trend data to reveal the public’s latest thinking on school choice, teacher pay, school spending, accountability, and more.
What We’re Watching: A 60-Second Commentary on the Democratic Presidential Candidates and Education Policy
Rick Hess takes a quick look at the education agendas of Democratic presidential candidates.
What We’re Watching: Are Proposed Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment a Step in the Right Direction?
On June 27, 2019, AEI hosted a debate on the wisdom of the Trump administration’s decision to roll back regulations on sexual harassment put in place by the Obama administration.
On Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10 am, FutureEd hosted the U.S. release of a survey of teachers and school leaders and a discussion of the future of the U.S. teaching profession.
What We’re Watching: Why 36 Million American Adults Can’t Read Enough to Work — and How to Help Them
PBS NewsHour looks at adult basic education programs aimed at boosting the employment prospects of millions of adults who lack the reading or math skills to succeed in the workplace or who do not speak English. In the Spring 2019 issue of Education Next, Beth Hawkins looks at the challenge of providing high-quality adult basic education and at one city offering a model program.
Two hearings held by The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service took place on June 20, 2019. The morning’s hearing was on ways to expand civic education and to include more on public service in school curricula.
William J. Bennett spoke at the final event in the Fordham-Hoover Education 20/20 speaker series on June 13, 2019. Bennett argued that conservatives must rally behind a unified vision of comprehensive content and curriculum reform, and that states must take the lead in making such a vision real.
On May 14, 2019, Fordham hosted a discussion on the purpose of career and technical education. Career and technical education is enjoying its moment in the sun, but does it actually deserve the acclaim?
On Thursday, May 2, the Urban Institute hosted a discussion on segregation in U.S. schools since Brown v. Board of Education. Rucker Johnson made a presentation based on his new book, Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Fordham and Hoover hosted Rod Paige, who argued that school reforms need to focus on boosting student effort, and Pete Wehner, who made a case for reviving old-fashioned character education.
The Aspen Institute hosted a book talk and panel discussion on a new book, No Longer Forgotten: The Triumphs and Struggles of Rural Education in America, co-edited by Andy Smarick and Michael McShane. EdNext has just published an article by Smarick and McShane based on the book.
Has the achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students widened, narrowed, or persisted? Evidence from a new study using 50 years of student achievement was analyzed at an event on April 9, 2019.
On Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4 pm, Hoover and Fordham will host two speakers on education policy and building a better society.
On March 26, 2019 at 4 pm, Fordham and Hoover will host two speakers on schools, patriotism, and illiberalism.
On Monday, February 4, the American Enterprise Institute hosted Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for a speech on the committee’s agenda for reforming the Higher Education Act.
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Politico and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health hosted a forum on key health and education policies that are likely to be enacted by the new Congress.
On Thursday, January 24 at 5:45 pm, AEI will host a debate on the topic of whether the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong when it decided, in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973), that there is not a federal right to education.
Field trips can get pushed aside when schools decide to focus on math and reading skills in order to boost standardized test scores. Is anything lost as a result? In this 60-second video, Rick Hess takes a look at rigorous research by Jay Greene and colleagues on the benefits of culturally enriching field trips.
On November 28 , Fordham and the Hoover Institution hosted Naomi Schaefer Riley on how K-12 schools can best support America’s neediest kids and Jonah Goldberg on the need to reclaim civic education.
On November 7, AEI hosted a panel discussion looking at how the results of the election will affect federal and state education policies.