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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 from Education Week There was an interesting article in the New York Times the other day by Catherine Rampell on "Why Students Leave the Engineering Track."  She had found a table in the most recent National Science Foundation's report on Science and Engineering Indicators,...

Cross-posted from Education Week The signature difference between the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and its direct descendant, the No Child Left Behind Act, is the way these two pieces of legislation treated the issue of accountability. The designers of both pieces of legislation...