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Education in the Media, 2012: Hits and Misses

January 3, 2013

The Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education released a list of the five most covered stories and the five most important but neglected stories in education in 2012. The list was based on content analyses of 21,514 stories in 43 media outlets.

The five most covered stories were:

  • Charter schools.
  • Teachers unions.
  • Special education.
  • Pre-kindergarten education.
  • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

The five most important but neglected stories were:

  • Teachers' pensions being in jeopardy.
  • Common core academic content for standards for English and mathematics.
  • International comparisons of student achievement.
  • Online or digital learning.
  • Louisiana's educational transformation with the rise of charter schools, multischool co-ops and risk pools for disabled children, the recovery school district program for troubled schools, and a statewide voucher program.

Source: "Education in the Media, 2012: Hits and Misses," Hoover Institution, December 12, 2012.


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