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 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Every three years the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses how well 15-year-old students from around the world can apply their knowledge in reading, mathematics and science to real-world situations. In 2018, the latest...

[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 tenth conversation of our Global Ed Talks series, Anthony Mackay sits down with Joanne Weiss, former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and NCEE Board of Trustees member, to discuss how states...

[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 December 3rd, the OECD will release the results of the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests the reading, math and science proficiency of 15-year-old students around the world. Each administration of 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 Finland's teacher training schools are public schools that follow the national curriculum but have the flexibility to organize schedules and classrooms specifically to allow student-teachers and mentors time for feedback and collaboration without interrupting the learning...

[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 Vocational education and training (VET) in Singapore and Switzerland is the most popular choice for students, with over two-thirds of students in both countries opting for a VET program rather than a traditional academic program when...

[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 Global Ed Talks interview, Anthony Mackay sits down with Peggy Brookins, President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) to discuss the current state of the profession, building and promoting an evidence-informed...

[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 new book, Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy, takes an in-depth look at how four countries are expanding and adapting their vocational education and training (VET) systems to better prepare young people for a...

[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_video link="https://vimeo.com/366773594/2ba55aecb5"][vc_column_text]Singapore’s meteoric rise to the top of the PISA rankings has been well documented and its highly professional, well-educated and strongly supported teaching profession is the primary driver of that success.  From initial teacher education and ongoing...

[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 Global Ed Talks interview, Anthony Mackay sits down with David Ng, associate professor and head of academic quality at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore, to discuss leadership learning and leadership development for a...