Top of the Class Newsletter

[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 Finland, after a passing a rigorous entrance exam and a lengthy interview process, only 1 in 10 applicants is admitted to an elementary teacher preparation program. Other top-performing countries likewise have high standards for recruiting...

[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 this first of a series of conversations on critical topics in education and innovation, Anthony Mackay is joined by University College London Emeritus Professor and CIEB International Advisor Dylan Wiliam to discuss his recent book Creating the Schools Our...

[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 Monica Pfister Nearly half of U.S. teachers wish they had more opportunities to collaborate with their peers. Two school districts in eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern Lebanon County (ELCO) School District and Twin Valley School District, are supporting teachers by...

[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[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="20976" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="http://ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MillennialEdStatFINAL.pdf"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[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   Since 2007 the U.S. has seen a steady rate of 13% of its youth neither working nor in education. Meanwhile, many top performing education systems either have much lower rates of unemployed youth not in education,...

[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     Once the world leader in college degree attainment, the U.S. now trails international competitors on this metric among millennials. South Korea, on the other hand, which roughly tied the U.S. for college educated young adults 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 Bob Rothman A recently released report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that equity remains a challenge throughout the world. Overall, the report found, 15-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds scored 88 points lower in science...

[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 best education systems in the world are able to educate not only advantaged students, but also disadvantaged students to high levels so that they graduate with the skills they need to participate fully in society....

[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 How Are Top-Performing Education Systems Expanding Access to Free, High-Quality Early Childhood Education and Care? This month we look at how six countries are working to provide free or subsidized early childhood education and care to...

[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 Brendan Williams-Kief “Early childhood education and care today is not where it was even ten years ago,” said Dr. Sharon Lynn Kagan, lead researcher of the new landmark study The Early Advantage from NCEE’s Center on International Education...