Author: NCEE1

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Teachers in the Unites States spend many more hours per year in front of classes than do their international counterparts. While US teachers spend most of their time in front of the class teaching, teachers in...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw As technology becomes more integrated with the workplace and everyday life, many top-performing education systems have introduced a computer coding requirement for all students into their primary and secondary school curriculum. While there is debate as...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Compared to the top-performing countries, the United States stands out in that it requires far more external exams for all young students. While the United States requires all students in primary and middle schools, from grades...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]   by Nathan Driskell America is falling far behind its global competitors in education, with dire consequences for our economic prosperity, civic and political engagement and the health and wellbeing of our children. That was the urgent message NCEE president...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw On the most recent international student assessment from the OECD, the United States had fewer high-performing students and more low-performing students on all three subjects: reading, science and especially math. In fact, only about six percent of US...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw The most recent international survey of adult skills from the OECD included a measure of "problem solving in technology-rich environments". According to the OECD, this includes using digital technology, communication tools, and networks to acquire and...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw Top-performing systems realize the importance of deploying their teachers wisely. That’s why Japan, South Korea and Singapore rotate teachers’ school assignments periodically. This allows teachers to work with and learn from a broad range of their peers, experience...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the seventh of NCEE's series of conversations on critical topics in education and innovation, Anthony Mackay discusses the future of learning with Michael Stevenson, senior advisor to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) program at the...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw   In Shanghai, even the physical layout of schools is set up to encourage teachers to work together in professional collaboration. In fact, according to NCEE's Empowered Educators study, the structure of Chinese schools "creates an expectation of joint...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw   In 2006 Ontario, Canada realized that in nearly a fifth of the elementary schools in the province, more than half of students scored below the provincial standard in math, reading and writing. In response, the province...