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Cross-posted from Education Week Those of you who make it your business to follow the PISA survey reports know that, in 2010, the first year that PISA reported results for Shanghai, China, this megalopolis of 23 million souls came out on the top of the world's...

Cross-posted from Education Week Last October, Tom Loveless wrote a post on the Brown Center Chalkboard titled "PISA's China Problem".  In that piece, he charged that the authorities in Paris were ignoring the systematic exclusion of migrant students from the reported scores on the PISA assessment...

Cross-posted from Education Week I had an interesting conversation with Motoko Rich, the New York Times education reporter, the other day. We were talking about the reactions of Americans not just to the fact that the United States' place on the OECD-PISA league tables is falling,...

Cross-posted from Education Week Three years ago, the OECD asked our organization to help them prepare what has turned out to be the first in a series of reports, Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons From PISA for the United States.  We began that...

Cross-posted from Education Week So the top-performing countries move a little further ahead of us and the gap widens.  In most OECD countries this news would be a call to arms.  Their education leaders would be combing the PISA data on the top-performers to see what...

Cross-posted on Education Week I recently read with horror of students in South Korea who arrive at school early by American standards, stay through lunch and dinner, and don't get home until after midnight. This is their regular routine! Little wonder, I thought, that they score...

Cross-posted on Education Week Of course you know what STEM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It's an acronym, signifying a program and a national priority. The argument for its centrality is simple. Our economy is technology-driven. The strength of that economy depends on our...