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Marc Tucker’s upcoming speaking engagement at the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium prompted the Governor’s Special Assistant for Education, Linda Fandel, to post about Standing on the Shoulders of Giants on the Iowa.gov web site.  Peter Callaghan, a columnist for the News Tribune, recently...

Cross-posted on Education Week This week, the University of California, Berkeley was the latest to announce that they are joining forces with Harvard and MIT to offer free online learning through edX, a provider of massive open online courses (MOOC). A competing provider, Coursera, was created...

[caption id="attachment_8602" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Tony Mackay, Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Education"][/caption] This month, the International Advisory Board welcomed Tony Mackay as their newest member. Mackay is the Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Education, Melbourne, Australia and Deputy Chair of Australian Curriculum,...

Cross-posted on Education Week Notwithstanding the last-ditch street blockades erected by the naysayers, it seems more likely with the passage of each day that most American states will stick by their commitments to implement the Common Core State Standards. But what does it mean to "implement...

[caption id="attachment_8432" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Ben Jensen, Program Director of the School Education Program at Australia’s Grattan Institute"][/caption] This month, Betsy Brown Ruzzi, Director of the Center on International Education Benchmarking, interviewed Ben Jensen of Australia’s Grattan Institute about the Institute’s most recent report, Catching Up: Learning...