Education Gadfly Show #843: Halloween a week early with NAEP results in

On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Checker Finn joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss the 2022 NAEP results. Then on the Research Minute, Amber Northern reviews a study that examines how instructional time differs between countries and offers suggestions on how U.S. schools can recover learning time lost to the pandemic. 


Recommended content[BW1]

·      The 2022 NAEP results.

·      Checker Finn’s recent book about NAEP: “Assessing the Nation’s Report Card: Challenges and Choices for NAEP(May 2022). 

·      The study that Amber reviewed on the Research Minute: Matthew A. Kraft and Sarah Novicoff: “Instructional Time in U.S. Public Schools: Wide Variation, Causal Effects, and Lost Hours,” Annenberg Institute at Brown University (September 2022).


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 [BW1]Should add mike and checker’s op-eds tomorrow after they’re published. Once Gadfly goes out, Lilly, please do so.

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