Tucker’s Blogs

Cross-posted at Education Week I was in Hong Kong last week visiting some schools, drawn there by Hong Kong's consistently high performance on international comparisons of student performance.  My aim in this blog is to briefly describe those schools and then share some reflections on the...

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...

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