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Education and Job Training Policy: The Key to the Future of American Politics?

How future electoral success for both parties will be determined by who can deliver the education and training workers need to compete in a globalized labor market.

Marc Tucker on 2015 PISA Results

The PISA 2015 results show no meaningful change in the performance of U.S. students since 2012 in science and reading and a decline in mathematics. The United States is now outperformed by a growing number of comparatively lower-income countries.

New NCSL International Education Report

Read the report, “No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State”, based on nearly two years of study by the NCSL International Education Study Group in collaboration with CIEB.

New Report: Elementary Teacher Quality

From leading Australian researcher Ben Jensen, Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems analyzes the way four high-performing systems provide professional learning to their teachers.

NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon RT @Dale_Chu: The U.S. should study how a country that is still relatively poor can outperform students in the wealthiest country in the wo… 12 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon RT @amandaripley: Analysis from Marc Tucker makes good points about Mass results. Great in sci/rdng. Not so hot in math...or equity. https:… 14 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon Marc Tucker: “The 2015 #OECDPISA Results: What Do They Mean?” @amandaripley 15 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon RT @hechingerreport: Why America should care about its students’ lackluster performance on the global PISA tests 15 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon RT @educationweek: #EWopinion: The 2015 PISA Results: What Do They Mean? @CtrEdEcon 15 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon Tucker’s latest on @educationweek “The 2015 #OECDPISA Results: What Do They Mean?” 15 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon Stagnant US performance on #OECDPISA 2015 19 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon RT @OECDEduSkills: PISA 2015 Results in Focus: Get the key findings – free pdf #OECDPISA #SDG4 20 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon Tucker in @educationweek The US now outperformed by growing number of lower income countries @SarahDSparks #OECDPISA 20 hours ago
NCEE NCEE @CtrEdEcon Tucker in @WSJ “The U.S. would be well served to take a hard look at the strategies used by top performers” @Tawnell 21 hours ago