Tucker’s Blogs

Cross-posted at Education Week. I met Rod Allen, a former associate deputy minister in the British Columbia Education Ministry, last year at a meeting of the Global Education Leaders Partnership hosted by our organization and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Rod is now the superintendent...

Cross-posted at Education Week. For those of us who spend a lot of time comparing education in the United States to education in other countries, career and technical education (CTE)—usually called vocational education and training (VET) in other countries—is an interesting case.  One might say that...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Readers of this blog will recall that, many moons ago, I summarized a couple of papers I wrote for the New South Wales, Australia Department of Education on the implications of advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, neural networks, machine learning and the...

Cross-posted at Education Week. After my last blog on charter school management companies was posted, I got a note from an old friend.  Referring to the section of my blog in which I said that NCEE's research method is to look for common principles that underlie...

Cross-posted at Education Week. In case you had not noticed, allow me to inform you of the precipitous decline of the American school publishing industry. When I was in school, there was a great kaleidoscope of textbook publishers from Scholastic to Addison-Wesley, Silver Burdett to McGraw Hill,...

Cross-posted at Education Week. You have just been made commissioner of education in your home state.  Your maiden speech is coming up.  It’s your chance to lay out your agenda and get statewide support for it.  But what is that agenda? You know your state can provide...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Anya Kamenetz recently did a story for NPR in which she reported that the authors of A Nation at Risk, the famous 1983 U.S. government report on the nation's schools, "...

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