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_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...

[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 Switzerland, employers contribute about 60 percent of the total cost of the entire Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Young people apprentice in companies and are paid because they contribute to the work 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 Strong vocational education and training systems in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany give students the skills they need to more easily transition into the workforce, resulting in a much better rate of youth in engaged in work...

[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 eighth of NCEE's series of conversations on critical topics in education and innovation, Anthony Mackay sits down with Bror Saxberg, vice president of Learning Science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to discuss the intersection of technology,...

[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 One of the ore striking findings in the Education at a Glance 2019 report from the OECD is how much more, on average, US students spend on tuition for bachelor's degrees than do students in any...

[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...