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 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...

[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 Miki Aristorenas Throughout the summer of 2018, we saw story after story describing how U.S. teachers often work multiple jobs in order to make ends meet. The September 24th cover of TIME magazine read: “I work 3 jobs...

[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 A perennial top-performer, Japan manages to outperform many of its counterparts - including the U.S. - while spending far less on education overall. Read more about this highly efficient system at CIEB's profile of Japan's 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]As the summer months come to a close, CIEB spoke to members of our International Advisory Board to find out what issues are front of mind for them in today’s ever-evolving world of work and its impact on...

[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 students all over the world prepare to head back to school, we look at three models of grade retention in Japan, the Netherlands and the U.S. to see how each impacts student performance.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="20735" img_size="full"...

[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 Not only is British Columbia one of the highest performing education systems in the world according to PISA, but its large proportion of immigrant students outperform their non-immigrant peers.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/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] The following piece on Singapore's educator career ladder is authored by Qidong ‘Alan’ Yang, a Senior Teacher of English Language for primary school students in Singapore.  In Singapore, all educators—teachers, leaders and ministry specialists—are part of a single...