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   The most socio-economically advantaged students in the United States and in Hong Kong performed at about the same level on collaborative problem solving skills on PISA 2015. However, the most disadvantaged students in the U.S. performed...

[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 At a recent event celebrating the release of The Early Advantage 2: Building Systems That Work for Young Children, the product of a multi-year study of innovative early childhood education and care (ECEC) systems led 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   Maryland has allocated more than $850 million in extra funding to public schools over two years based on recommendations from the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. The money will go toward increasing teacher...

[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 fifth of a series of conversations on critical topics in education and innovation, Anthony Mackay sits down with Vicki Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Education Officer at the National Geographic Society. Phillips oversees the Society’s...

[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 Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education has recommended that the state expand its current early childhood education program so that all 4-year-olds, regardless of income, and all 3-year-olds from low-income families have an...

[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 width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="21229" img_size="large" style="vc_box_shadow" onclick="custom_link" qode_css_animation="" link="http://ncee.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FINAL-REPORT-FINLAND-2019.pdf"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]On March 14-15 this year, education ministers, master teachers, national union leaders, and education organization leaders from countries with high performing and rapidly improving educational systems met in Helsinki...

[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   Some of the best early childhood education systems in the world have clear pathways for career development for early childhood educators. In Singapore, there is a national career ladder for all early childhood educators with three...

[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 fourth of a series of conversations on critical topics in education and innovation, Anthony Mackay sits down with Vivien Stewart, senior advisor for education at the Asia Society and a member of the NCEE Board of...

[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 While the top performers vary in the approaches that have led to their high performance to-date, they share a common commitment to continuous improvement. This includes a willingness to re-examine and revise existing practices, even those...

[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 look at high-performing education systems which are also notable for their performance on specific measures of equity. In 2015, nearly half of all socio-economically disadvantaged students in Singapore and Japan performed at the...