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[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 (Download the infographic for this stat of the month here). It's graduation time again. As another cohort of students accept their diplomas and walk out of their high school doors for the last time, let's take 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 Bob Rothman In their plans to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have taken the opportunity to revamp their accountability systems, moving away from the narrow focus on reading and mathematics test scores used 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 (Download the infographic for this stat of the month here). One of the most striking findings of the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the United States is the fact that while top-performing U.S. students...

[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 and Bob Rothman The 2018 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education,” took place April 13-17 in New York City. More than 17,000 people participated, attending more...

[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 This month, we take a more granular look at Vocational Education and Training (VET) by examining two programs from two of the world’s best VET systems and one model of excellence in the United States 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 Brendan Williams-Kief Regular readers of this newsletter know well that the Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB) at the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) funds and conducts research around the world on the most successful...

[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 This month we take a look at youth labor market outcomes in relation to youth participation in vocational education and overall education quality.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_text_separator title="How well do youth fare in the labor market around the world?"...

[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]Systems change in education is not for the faint of heart. And with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) rolling back the federal government’s footprint in education policy, states  are now in the driver’s seat of education change....

[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 This month, lead researcher of the NCEE-supported international comparative study of teacher quality systems in the world’s top performers, Empowered Educators, Linda Darling-Hammond, and NCEE president and CEO, Marc Tucker, sat down with two podcast hosts...

by Jennifer Craw Sources: Estonia: http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/447/Estonia-EDUCATIONAL-SYSTEM-OVERVIEW.html https://www.hm.ee/et/tegevused/koolivaheajad Finland: https://www.utu.fi/en/units/tis/calendar/Pages/home.aspx https://fillingmymap.com/2015/04/15/11-ways-finlands-education-system-shows-us-that-less-is-more/ Germany: https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/germany/family/schooling-education/school-schedule https://www.howtogermany.com/pages/germanschools.html https://www.schulferien.org/deutschland/ferien/2017-2018/ https://publicholidays.de/school-holidays/berlin/ Hong Kong: http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary/whole-day-schooling/index.html http://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/curriculum-development/resource-support/guidelines-sch-calendar/Calculation%20of%20School%20Holidays%20and%20School%20Days%20-%20June%202011.pdf Japan: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/april/schoolyear.html http://global.chuo-u.ac.jp/english/unicms/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Academic_Year_and_Academic_Calendar.pdf New Zealand: https://parents.education.govt.nz/essential-information/school-terms-and-holidays/ https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/education/school-system Netherlands: https://study.studentnews.eu/s/3693/75527-School-year-in-Europe/4468142-Netherlands-201718.htm https://www.government.nl/topics/school-holidays/question-and-answer/school-holidays-2017%E2%80%932018 Ontario: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar https://settlement.org/ontario/education/elementary-and-secondary-school/general-information/when-do-children-begin-and-end-school-each-day/ Shanghai: http://xiaoxue.eol.cn/zx/shanghai/xiaoxue/201707/t20170717_1541162.shtml https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/china/2017 http://hechingered.org/content/a-day-in-the-life-of-chinese-students_3826/ Singapore: https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/school-terms-and-holidays-for-2018 https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/singapore/moving/country-file/public-holidays https://internationalednews.com/2014/09/17/the-school-day-singapore/ South Korea: http://www.bbc.com/news/education-25187993 http://www.jobmonkey.com/asia/school_calendar_in_s_k_/ Taiwan: https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/taiwan/family/schooling-education/school-year http://www.jobmonkey.com/asia/school_calendar_in_tw/ USA https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tables/table_2004_06.asp https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tables/table_2004_06.asp...