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The U.S. Education System is Very Inefficient: Fact or Fiction?

Marc Tucker responds to critics of the comparative method of research and details the value that it brings to public policy analysis

Empowered Educators

From lead-researcher Linda Darling-Hammond comes this groundbreaking international comparative study of teaching quality in the world’s top-performing education systems. Click to learn more about the findings, further resources and our series of in-depth webinars.

Preparing to Lead
New Report: Preparing to Lead

From NCEE’s Center on International Education Benchmarking comes this in-depth look at how top-performing education systems around the world identify, develop and support school leaders.

Op-Ed: If you want a world-class education system, then empower our teachers

In an op-ed for The Hill, Linda Darling-Hammond and Marc Tucker ask if we will do what it takes to give our schools one of the finest teaching forces in the world.

NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon What has MD been doing to build a world class education system? Read Brit Kirwan's OpEd here via @baltimoresun 5 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon #tbt to the stat of the month comparing the makeup of gateway exams in secondary school 6 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon "If graduation from a four-year college is the key to success, why is Switzerland beating the pants off us on virtu… 7 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon #tbt to one of Marc Tucker's earlier @educationweek blogs—College: The Key to Prosperity— or is it? 10 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon Listen to Marc Tucker and @LDH_ed talk #teacherquality on NPR's Teaching Matters podcast @LPI_Learning 1 day ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon Tucker's recent blogs, CIEB international education news & our recent work w/ MD education 1 day ago
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NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon NCEE has been supporting the work of the Kirwan Commission. C/O Brit Kirwan's OpEd via @baltimoresun here: 1 day ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon UPDATE: Finland debates reforms to paid family leave on CIEB weekly round up @AnnikaSaarikko 2 days ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon A5 For a deep dive into these three areas, visit the #EmpoweredEducators portion of our website… 2 days ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon A4 These systems include an emphasis on recruitment, preparation, and induction/ongoing support.… 2 days ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon A3 When you design all of the subsystems in your district to work this way and design each of those subsystems to a… 2 days ago