Eric A. Hanushek Eric Hanushek, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a longtime Education Next contributor, is the 2021 recipient of the Yidan Foundation Prize for Education Research. The prize honors Hanushek’s work linking the fields of economics and education and comes with an award equivalentContinue Reading

Tim Harper speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about his Cundill History Prize-shortlisted book Underground Asia, which reveals how clandestine networks of anti-colonialist rebels operated across Asia in the early 20th century. Tim Harper is the author of Underground Asia: Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire (Allen Lane, 2020) Buy nowContinue Reading

In 1956, the New York Yankees’ Don Larsen, an ‘imperfect man,’ pitched a perfect game—the only one in World Series history. Major League Baseball history is filled with memorable World Series, from the first in 1903 to the 21st century. The New York Yankees, who have won more titles (27)Continue Reading

Following the fortunes of one extended family in a south-western French town in the 18th and 19th centuries, Emma Rothschild’s Cundill History Prize-shortlisted book An Infinite History builds up a picture of what life was like for ordinary people in provincial France. She tells Rhiannon Davies how generations of theContinue Reading

The most important members of Inca society continued to be treated as living beings after death—and provided a powerful link to the gods. The Inca civilization, like other ancient Andean groups, practiced artificial mummification as a way of honoring their ancestors and preserving the connection between present and past. TheContinue Reading

The Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how he has helped Detroit schools rebound from financial strains to its current renaissance. Follow The Education Exchange on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or here on Education Next. — Education NextContinue Reading

17 October 1091 In London, a powerful tornado tears through the streets, badly damaging the church of St Mary-le-Bow and destroying London Bridge. 17 October 1777 British forces surrender to the Americans at Saratoga. 17 October 1849 Polish-born composer and pianist Frederic Chopin died of pulmonary tuberculosis in his ParisianContinue Reading

Wayne Dooling answers listener questions on South Africa’s Apartheid regime. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he covers subjects including the policy’s origins, the everyday experience of racial segregation, internal and international resistance, and the regime’s legacy on the country today.  How to download the HistoryExtra podcast Download as MP3   JournalContinue Reading