Tucker’s Blogs

Cross-posted at Education Week Critics are pointing out that early adopters of the Common Core—Kentucky, New York and others—have had four or five years to implement it and now have very little to show for it. As Tom Loveless, writing in a Brookings Institution publication put...

Cross-posted at Education Week I recently interviewed for this column Charles Fadel, the Founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign and a visiting scholar at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. He has studied physics, electrical engineering, and business.  Starting his career in semiconductors and working his...

Cross-posted at Education Week This is the third in a series of blogs describing our proposals for states interested in taking advantage of the flexibility provided by the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to build a truly world class education system.  In this blog, I...

Cross-posted at Education Week The age of federally driven school accountability is now dead.  Only traces of the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind legislation, the Obama administration's signature education program Race to the Top and the waivers from No Child Left Behind that came with...

Cross-posted at Education Week Last week's blog previewed an event in Washington at which NCEE released two reports on teachers' professional development commissioned by our Center on International Education Benchmarking.  That event has now taken place and I thought I might use this blog to share...

Cross-posted at Education Week Today, NCEE's Center on International Education Benchmarking will release two new reports on teachers' professional development at a meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Building in Washington, D.C. to be attended by several hundred people and streamed live...

Cross-posted at Education Week I commend to your attention an article from the Washington Post published on December 2 titled "A Grim Bargain: Once a weakness, low-skilled workers who earn little have become the South's strength."  It tells the tale of James Deschler, a young man...

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