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Watch Video: Are our schools developing 21st Century readers? 

Recently, NCEE President Anthony Mackay and OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher discussed findings and policy implications from the OECD’s latest study 21st-Century Reader: Developing Literacy Skills in a Digital World. Click to watch a video of the discussion.

A teacher participates in an online staff meeting alone in her classroom. Credit: EDUimages by All4Ed
Creating a New Normal: Breaking Open the Daily Schedule to Improve Teaching and Learning

With the flexibility provided by online learning over the past year, some U.S. districts are reevaluating teacher schedules, building in more time for professional learning, collaborative planning, and reflection.

Linda Darling-Hammond
Restarting with Equity: A Conversation with Linda Darling-Hammond

In his latest Global Ed Talk interview, Anthony Mackay spoke with Linda Darling-Hammond about the opportunity to “restart” the U.S. school system, by redesigning it based on what we know from the science of learning and focusing on equity.

Joyce Elliott and Anthony Mackay
NCEE Board of Trustees Announces New Co-Chairs

Joyce Elliott and Anthony Mackay will serve as Co-Chairs of the NCEE’s board, bringing complementary national and international expertise and experience as they advance the agenda of NCEE.