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Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace Koret Task Force on K-12 Education

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Works: 15 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 8,199 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Revolution, and Peace Hoover Institution on War
Our schools and our future : --are we still at risk? by Paul E Peterson( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When A nation at risk was published 20 years ago, it was seen as something of the Peyton Place of education reports: it stunned the establishment, readers threw up their hands and proclaimed themselves shocked by it, but no one could tear themselves away from reading it. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the original report, the Koret Task Force tells a no less compelling story."--Back cover
Reroute the preschool juggernaut by Chester E Finn( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester E. Finn, Jr. outlines the issues that define, animate, and complicate today's contentious pre-kindergarten debate in American education. He examines such topics as: which children really need it; how many aren't getting it; who should provide it and at what expense; what is the right balance between education and child care; and how to know whether it is succeeding
A primer on America's schools by Terry M Moe( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume the eleven members of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education provide a broad overview of the American education system--pulling together basic facts about its structure and operation, identifying key problems that hinder its performance, and offering perspectives on the requirements of genuine reform
Learning from no child left behind : how and why the nation's most important but controversial education law should be renewed by John E Chubb( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author presents a convincing case that, despite the controversy it has ignited, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law is making a positive difference and should be renewed. He outlines ten specific lessons and recommendations that identify the strengths and weaknesses of NCLB and offers suggestions for improving the law, building on its current foundation."--Back cover
Courting failure : how school finance lawsuits exploit judges' good intentions and harm our children by Eric A Hanushek( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An assessment from the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education."
The best teachers in the world : why we don't have them and how we could by John E Chubb( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Public schools face the challenge of educating large numbers of students for whom learning does not come easily. They are institutions with long-established practices, often protected by politics and therefore highly resistant to change. The Best Teachers in the World explains why changing our traditional approach to improving our schools is critical and tells how to achieve such change. John Chubb shows how we can raise student achievement to levels comparable to those of the best nations in the world through a new strategy for raising teacher quality that is very different from the approach our country has historically followed. He asserts that we must attract and retain high-caliber individuals to teaching, train teachers in institutions and programs that can demonstrate their efficacy in producing teachers who raise student achievement, and improve the quality of school leadership. Chubb suggests moving beyond licensing and other regulatory approaches to teacher quality to focus on providing quality by measuring performance directly--including direct measurement of both teacher effectiveness and training effectiveness--with the success of each gauged by the ability of participants subsequently to raise student achievement. Given strong incentives to perform and the information to do so, he shows, the American educational system can improve teacher training and raise teacher quality to the highest levels in the world."--Publisher's description
Charter schools against the odds by Paul T Hill( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expert contributors to this volume tell how state laws and policies have stacked the deck against charter schools by limiting the number of charter schools allowed in a state, forbidding for-profit firms from holding charters, forcing them to pay rent out of operating funds, and other ways. They explain how these policies can be amended to level the playing field and give charter schoolsand the children they servea fairer chance to succeed
Learning as we go : why school choice is worth the wait by Paul T Hill( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the parents' rights to choose their children's school
Choice with equity by David E Campbell( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This review of the furious national debate over school choice examines the benefits of choice for children, families, and schools—and shows how properly designed choice programs can prevent the harmful outcomes opponents fear
School accountability by Williamson M Evers( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the perspectives of experts from the fields of history, economics, political science, and psychology on what is known about accountability, what still needs to be learned, what should be done right now, and what should be avoided in devising accountability systems. The common myths about accountability are dispelled and how it may be the best hope for improving public schools is shown. After the foreword (John Raisian) and "Introduction and Overview" (Williamson M. Evers and Herbert J. Walberg), the papers focus on: "Testing and Accountability, Historically Considered" (Diane Ravitch); "Real Accountability in k-12 Education: The Marriage of Ted and Alice" (Chester E. Finn, Jr.); "The Cost of Accountability" (Caroline M. Hoxby); "Sorting Out Accountability Systems" (Eric A. Hanushek and Margaret E. Raymond); "State Accountability Systems" (Lance T. Izumi and Williamson M. Evers); and "Principles for Accountability Designs" (Herbert J. Walberg). Information about the contributors and an index are included. (Sm)
Reforming education in Arkansas : recommendations from the Koret Task Force 2005 by Revolution, and Peace Hoover Institution on War( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming education in Texas : recommendations from the Koret Task Force, February 2004 by Revolution, and Peace Hoover Institution on War( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming education in Florida : a study prepared by the Koret Task Force on K-12 education, Hoover Institution, 2006( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006, at the invitation of Governor Jeb Bush, the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K--12 Education agreed to undertake an objective assessment of Florida's education policies, focusing on the most pressing issues on the state's agenda—accountability, curriculum reform, effective teaching, school choice, and organizational change, including voluntary preschool education, class-size reduction, and more effective resource management. Florida has already established itself as a national leader with many of its education policies, but crucial challenges lie ahead. This timely and objective assessment by the Koret Task Force identifies the reforms that have been undertaken and provides important guidance for future decisions by the state's citizens and its leadership
Our schools and our future : --are we still at risk? : findings and recommendations of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reforming education in Florida : recommendations from the Koret Task Force 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A primer on America's schools
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Reroute the preschool juggernautA primer on America's schoolsLearning from no child left behind : how and why the nation's most important but controversial education law should be renewedCourting failure : how school finance lawsuits exploit judges' good intentions and harm our childrenCharter schools against the oddsLearning as we go : why school choice is worth the waitChoice with equitySchool accountability
Alternative Names
Hoover Institution Koret Task Force on K-12 Education

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. Task Force on K-12 Education

Koret Task Force

Koret Task Force on K-12 Education

Task Force on K-12 Education

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English (52)