This month, the U.S. Department of Education released the latest results of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), which told us how fourth- and eighth-grade students are faring nationally, in every state, and in most big cities in math and reading. This month also marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of A Nation at Risk.

To recognize these two momentous occasions, join the Hoover Institution, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Education Next on April 25 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. for a look at ed reform’s progress since the 1980s, as well as an examination of what the latest NAEP scores mean for America’s future economic growth and social vibrancy. Three distinguished Hoover Fellows, Chester E. Finn Jr., Eric Hanushek, and Paul E. Peterson will join Fordham's Amber Northern to reflect on these events and what the next generation of education reform might portend.

Please visit the Hoover Institution's event page to watch the proceedings live. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter with @HooverInst, @educationgadfly, @EducationNext, and #FutureofEdReform.

Please click here for Paul E. Peterson's slides from the event.


  Amber M. Northern
  Senior Vice President for Research
  Thomas B. Fordham Institute


  Chester E. Finn, Jr.
  Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  Eric Hanushek

  Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

  Paul E. Peterson

  Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University
  Senior Editor, Education Next

This event will be webcast. Please visit the Hoover Institution's event page, at 1:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 25th, to watch the proceedings live.